Sub Saharan Africa’s tertiary education figures are not really something worth celebrating at their current levels. Enrollment rates are still below global averages and the gender ratio of male to female students requires urgent attention. There is good news though and that is the rate at which our continent is changing these figures. Development and growth have not only been above global rates, but more importantly have been consistently so for over 40 years. This area has been and is receiving prioritised attention from Sub Saharan Africa’s governments, this attention is paying off and that’s always good news!
Assie-Lumumba, N. 2006. ‘Empowerment of Women in Higher Education in Africa’ http://bit.ly/yF2HS4
UN Fact Sheet. December 2010. ‘Trends in Tertiary Education: Sub Saharan Africa’ http://bit.ly/wbXDia
UN News (as published on Africa The Good News). April 2011. ‘Education spending in Sub Saharan Africa Increases’ http://bit.ly/zGvWZF