59 masters students graduate from Pan African University

Fifty-nine graduates from 19 countries received their masters degrees this month at the second awards ceremony of the Pan African University Institute for Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences in Yaoundé.

Jacques Ndongo, Cameroon’s higher education minister, presided at the event, where 57 masters in governance and regional integration and two in translation and interpretation were awarded to the institute’s graduates, all from member states of the university’s parent organisation, the African Union, reported

The Pan African University was launched in 2010 to stimulate high quality basic and applied research in areas of importance to African technical, economic and social development.

It consists of five Pan African University institutes based in established universities in different regions of Africa, each concentrating on a research area critical to African development. They are:
  • • Water and Energy Sciences (including climate change), at the University of Tlemcen, Algeria, North Africa;
  • • Life and Earth Sciences, at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, West Africa;
  • • Space Science for Telecommunication, at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa;
  • • Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation, at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Juja, Kenya, East Africa;
  • • Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences, at the University of Yaoundé 2, Cameroon, Central Africa.
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