Recap of #AHES2015, incorporating the views of Senegalese students

Liz Grossman

Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in the African Higher Education Summit, welcoming nearly five hundred delegates including government officials, private sector stakeholders and university chancellors from across the continent.  They met to discuss how to reinvigorate African higher education.

Kofi Annan was the keynote speaker, alongside Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chairperson of the African Union and Macky Sall, president of Senegal. Oby Ezekwesili, former VP of World Bank Africa and champion of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, also gave a rousing speech about the importance of good governance in all development efforts in Africa.

Getting the chance to greet Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan said in his address that “No one is born a good citizen or a good democrat or a good leader; it takes time and education. Our institutions should instill in Africa’s young citizens a mindset and understanding of the world that inspires visionary and positive citizenship and…

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