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SECTION B: Identifying the most pressing priorities

Using the list below, identify what you believe are the three most pressing
priorities that need to be addressed in African higher education to maximise its
potential contribution to socio-economic development.
PRIORITY 1

Expansion of higher education – increased access and participation

Diversification, differentiation and harmonisation of higher education systems in Africa

Intensified efforts to increase financial investment in higher education from a wide range
of sources

Establishment of and investment in continental level bodies and initiatives to drive


higher education priorities

Increase in scale and focus on regional collaboration efforts

Focus on quality assurance mechanisms at continental, regional and national level

Improved mobility of scholars, students and the diaspora on the continent

Focus on mobilising the diaspora to contribute to a range of higher education priorities

Radically improved innovations in teaching and learning delivery

Improved and standardised data management capacity to understand higher education


systems

Other
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TION C: Identifying action steps

ndicated that the intensification of efforts to increase financial investment in higher education from a wide ra
urces is one of the most important priorities for higher education. Within the list below, what are the most
tant action steps that should be taken. You can select a maximum of two.

op creative taxation policies and funding schemes to finance higher education

sh effective cost-sharing systems, including loan schemes, that do not undermine access and equity

sh an African Higher Education Research Fund to support collaborative research African scholars

se private sector funding

sh an African Business-Higher Education Council (ABHEC) dedicated to building research collaborations between higher
tion and business

sh continental STI Partnership Board to support African governments and institutions to channel international developmen
s

ndicated that a focus on quality assurance mechanisms at continental, regional and national level is one of th
important priorities for higher education. Within the list below, what are the most important action steps tha
d be taken. You can select a maximum of two.

itate and strengthen national quality assurance agencies through collective actions

sh quality assurance agencies where they are not yet in place

then the African Quality Assurance Network through provision of sufficient funding by African countries
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