Tertiary Education in Africa has Retrogressed – Prof Aryeetey

Professor Ernest Aryeetey, who used to be a vice chancellor at the University of Ghana, is worried about the quality of higher education on the African continent getting worse.

Prof. Aryeetey, who has worked in the field of higher education for more than 40 years, was disappointed that no one was trying to find solutions to the problems facing university education in Africa.

Prof. Aryeetey stated to Samuel Attah-Mensah, the host of Footprints on Citi TV, that “we have a long way to go since there has been a lot of retrogression over the years at many of Africa’s colleges.” Samuel Attah-Mensah is an African television host.

He went on to say that “there has been a lack of readiness to address challenging difficulties,” and that this lack of willingness can be found in colleges all throughout the African continent.

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Prof. Aryeetey is currently the director of the African Research Universities Alliance, which is a network of 16 of Africa’s flagship universities. The network’s mission is to use the resources of universities that are doing well to improve universities that are struggling. In order to meet the challenges, Prof. Aryeetey is currently leading this effort.

According to what he had to say, “the problem for us is figuring out how to leverage their [better universities’] resources to enhance others through partnership.”

During his stint as Vice Chancellor at the University of Ghana from 2010 to 2016, Professor Aryeetey had a number of positive and courageous influences on the institution.

The creation of the University of Ghana Medical Center, which he considers to be the achievement with which he is most pleased in his role as Vice-Chancellor, was one of the most significant highlights of his tenure at the university.

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