Raising the Grade

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FOR AFRICA TO THRIVE, ITS SCHOLARS AND SCIENTISTS MUST ALSO THRIVE.

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In the past decade, many African nations have put themselves on an upward trajectory in regard to economic, social, and governmental reform. With this advancement, however, comes an urgent need for a strengthened higher education system—a system that can produce the skilled workforce, informed citizenry, and research innovations that are so critical to a thriving, knowledge-based society.

The African academy is making great strides but struggles to keep pace with the demands placed on it. Cash-strapped universities face numerous challenges, from providing adequate facilities to employing enough teachers to accommodate a surge in enrollments. The problems are complex and require a steadfast commitment from governments, academic institutions, and public-interest organizations. This interactive feature spotlights the efforts of Carnegie Corporation of New York, which works on various fronts to support and strengthen Africa's institutions of higher learning.

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