In the past, the African continent relied on development frameworks that were not continent specific in its attempts to achieve the desired development for its higher education sector. Africa’s higher education sector seems to be witnessing a paradigm shift towards a trusted framework that will drive the developmental aspirations of the continent.
A number of global strategies – UNESCO’s Education 2030 Framework for Action, and now the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – are worth mentioning. In particular, the SDGs have witnessed global acceptance as the blueprint to achieve development for every sphere of development, including higher education (Goal 4).
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