New university to be continent’s ‘rival to Harvard’

High school graduates in South Africa and the rest of the continent will soon have an additional university choice as a network of 25 pan-African universities, aimed to rival the likes of Harvard and Yale, is due to come on stream, writes Andiswa Maqutu for BDLive.

The first campus will open in Mauritius next year, says Fred Swaniker, co-founder of the Joburg-based African Leadership Academy or ALA, a high school that takes in talented but deprived students from across the continent. About 15% of pupils at ALA are from South Africa.

Swaniker is also the founder of African Leadership Unleashed, a network of universities that aims to produce the future leaders required on the continent. Equity Bank Kenya is supporting the next campus to be set up in Kenya, with other campuses due in Nigeria and Morocco.
Full report on the BDLive site