Partnership to boost Guinea’s higher education system

A higher education framework agreement aimed at helping Guinea to adapt and improve its higher education systems along Senegalese lines is to be signed by the two countries.

The partnership was agreed this month at the Guinea Students’ Forum in Conakry, following discussions between Guinean university heads and education officials and a delegation from Senegal aimed at trying to find solutions to difficulties experienced in the Guinean higher education system.

The Senegalese delegation was headed by Higher Education Minister Amadou Tidiane Ndiaye, with representatives from universities, including Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, Gaston Berger University of Saint-Louis, Assane Seck University of Ziguinchor, Alioune Diop de Bambey University and the Virtual University of Senegal, as well as from the ministry of higher education, research and innovation, reported the Agence de Presse Sénégalaise (APS).

The Guinea representatives described their problems which were due to their country’s lack of human and documentary resources, specialists, training courses, lecturers and wealth, reported APS.

They asked for greater cooperation between the two countries, with the establishment of scientific research partnerships, and student and academic exchanges.

Following the talks Ndiaye said: “These problems that have been raised must be dealt with by our two states through a framework partnership agreement,” reported APS. He promised he would organise the legalities on his return home. – Compiled by Jane Marshall.

This article is drawn from local media.
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