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15 Million Male and Female Students Enroll in African Universities

13-09-2022
 

The Secretary-General of AArU, Prof. Amr Ezzat Salama, said that the estimated the number of students enrolled in higher education institutions in various countries of the world is about 230 million, of whom 15 million are in African universities. In his speech, in African Forum for Insertional Classification – held in the Mohammed VI Multidisciplinary University in Morocco, Prof Salama showed that less than a third of students African universities registered in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics majors.

 

Also, he mentioned that according to the latest UNESCO Science Report for 2021, Africa spends only 0.59 of its GPD on scientific research and development, compared to the global average spend of 1.79 percent.

On the other hand, Salama added that despite the increment in the number of universities, human development and sustainable development have not been positively affected in Africa. However, unemployment rates have risen because they have not kept pace with the needs of the labor market.

Subsequently, Salama indicated that the real challenge for Africa is the ability to develop the