More intra-African and South-South cooperation is needed in higher education at both the institutional and government level, ministers from across the continent said at the Going Global conference in Cape Town this month.
Fears that South Africa’s English language sector is being squeezed by restrictive visa conditions have been confirmed in the latest statistics from Education South Africa. Figures show that student numbers at member schools plummeted by more than a third in 2015.
Nigerians hoping to buy pounds, US dollars and euros are facing processing times of up to three times as long as those before President Muhammadu Buhari banned forex sales for overseas study. Still, agencies in the country report demand for overseas study remains high.
High value is placed on private tutoring for English language in Egypt, according to a recent report, due to the fairly low quality of the state education system, which as a result can provide opportunities for international providers.