the future of higher education
landscape across Africa
How can technology be leveraged to make higher education and skills for 21st – century workplace
more inclusive, affordable and accessible for all groups of learners, irrespective of social
economic orientation, while generating job opportunities for thousands of
qualified instructors that are currently not absorbed by the system?
Fundamental evidence exists that a large population of students in Africa are unable to transition to higher education and gain sufficient knowledge and skills to remain relevant in the 21st century world of work. Evidence also suggests that, Africa consists of a large number of highly educated people currently unemployed due to inequalities between work demand and labor market supply.
Employers also believe that a big percentage of graduates are under-skilled and consequently unfit for the modern workplace. There is a substantial gap between the abilities of job applicants and the requirements of organizations. This anomaly is predominantly accelerated by the high cost of professional training, limited accessibility to high-quality higher education, lack of appropriate curriculum material and pedagogy matching the dynamic demands of the 21st century marketplace among other variables.
The globe is fast transitioning into a giant economy as a result of technological advancements. All industries, including education, are becoming increasingly digital, and information technology is putting a pressure on global business tactics.
Africa can no longer afford to sit on the sidelines while the world changes around it. Africa, too, must adapt to the Fourth Industrial Revolution and embrace it.
We advocate for a formal higher education strategy that uses a Learning Management System to deliver Massive Open Online Courses that combine an online learning and teaching alternative with the traditional in-class brick-and-mortar model in a pedagogically valuable way. We believe that this will provide a complementary answer to the challenges of higher education affordability, inclusion, and equality.
The concept will also have a significant impact on learners because content and instruction will be delivered remotely, giving students some control over specialty, time, process, pace, and location of learning. Instructors too will have the choice to offer courses directly to the market and earn a respectable income through meritocracy.
Our Target Impact
The Fourth Industrial Revolution represents
a fundamental change in the way we live,
work and relate to one another.
The speed, depth and breadth of this revolution is forcing us to rethink how countries develop,
how organizations create value and even what it means to be human.
world of work inclusive, affordable and accessible to all
groups of learners regardless of the socio - economic orientation.
people to education - becoming Africa’s leading
online education marketplace offering relevant
courses curated for the 21st century world of work.
than ever. As a company, we are held accountable by society
for a wider value spectrum, not just our financial benefit,
so we choose to be embrace the Triple Bottom Line model.
Our values represent what authentically shapes our company’s
soul and the ethical guidelines we ascribe to
in serving out our mission.
Our culture is shaped by our core belief of intersecting the triple bottom line
pillars of sustainable development in operating our business
Ensure fairness and educational opportunity for all Africans irrespective of socio-economic orientation – poverty is not a crime
Actively take advantage of all resources and competencies available in the present currently not maximized to build extra capabilities for the future
Designing courses and creating a style of teaching to meet people’s needs from a diversity of backgrounds, skillset and cognitive abilities
Build complementary synergistic partnerships and alliances across varied stakeholders to advance our mission of impacting the society holistically
Accelerating an extensive reform of the higher education system to make it easily accessible to students from marginalized backgrounds
Be responsible to both our internal and external stakeholder groups, large and small, for every decision and action crafted and executed by us
Helping people acquire relevant skills they need to participate in designing their future and become active members of society
Instill a shared ethic among all our value-chain partners to address current needs without undermining the future generation’s ability to meet theirs