The Association of African Universities (AAU) is inviting all Higher Education Institutions across the continent to celebrate the 2018 African Universities’ Week. The celebration will put the spotlight on the achievement of the African Higher Education sector, with a view to reflect on progress, challenges and opportunities faced by this important sector. The celebration is also aimed at attracting increased support for African Higher Education.  The programme is scheduled as follows:

  • Date      :                 12th – 16th November, 2018
  • Venue   :                  AAU Secretariat, Trinity Road, Next to NCTE and NABPTEX, East Legon, Accra
  • Theme  :                 “The Africa We Want: The Role of Young People”

The theme for this year’s celebration seeks to bring to fore, the critical role the youth need to play in influencing policy, legislative and social change; disrupting the status quo; and taking on a more active role in ensuring that we attain the “Africa we want” by 2065.

The insightful outline of events planned to celebrate the AAU Week include:
• An essay competition among all AAU member universities on the theme for celebration
• Vice Chancellor’s Forum with a focus on the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (VC CESA)
• AAU Television Studio Discussions on Topical Issues
• Road Show to some Institutions in Ghana
• A fair on African Arts, Culture, Technology, etc

An information pack has been put together to guide and support each member institution (including the University of Ghana), as they plan their independent events on their campuses. The information pack can be accessed at: https://events.aau.org/auweek/information-pack/

The University community is encouraged to participate in these activities which draws its inspiration from the overall vision for Africa based on the inspirations of African countries.

More information on the programme is available at:  https://events.aau.org/auweek