Report by Prof. Yves Epelboin: the Higher Education Challenge in Africa and Asia
The Higher Education Challenge in Africa and Asia
Higher Education is one of the most important challenges of the 21st century in Asia and Africa. Reports say that one should open one university every day! Moreover these countries face a critical shortage of quality professors but also of governance and management. Funding is very limited and their capacity to answer successfully to this challenge is doubtful. Modern technologies by themselves will never replace good quality teachers. However, when adapted to the local cultures and social environment they may be of great help to go in the right direction.