Participants share their experiences from the Career Strategy Workshop

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How can you benefit from SCPE? 

The Systems Change Program is an 18-month systems transformation process designed to fundamentally develop the components and structures of key systems that drive outcomes in higher education institutions (HEI).

It combines a systems approach and implementation grant to drive the targeted institutional transformation. The program identifies HEIs as champions for change and takes them through expert training and mentoring, and provides them with funding to improve on and develop new systems within their institution.  

Click to read more about the Systems Change Program 

QUICK INFO

Learn more about the impact and outcomes of the Systems Change Program, Employability here.

SCP-E Impact Report

Ho Technical University equips 500 Students with Career ready Skills

Following the Career Strategy Workshop, Ho Technical University’s goals were to establish a dedicated career services unit, separate from their counseling unit, refining and implement a soft skills training program while digitalizing the internship process. Read More

2024 West Africa Hub Convening

| March 14-15 | Lagos, Nigeria |

2024 West Africa Hub Convening

Join us for the inaugural West African Hub regional convening

2024 West Africa Hub Convening

Collaborate with Like-Minded Institutions to Drive Regional Development

2024 West Africa Hub Convening

Network with Peers and Inspiring Leaders

Regional Hubs

Our focal areas reflect the pressing developmental needs and trends in higher-education in Africa. They drive the strategic priority areas of member institutions in the network. 

Designed and hosted in collaboration with exemplar member institutions, projects drawn from the Focal Areas seek depth in engagement and impact for participants in building lasting systems.

Regional Hubs

Our focal areas reflect the pressing developmental needs and trends in higher-education in Africa. They drive the strategic priority areas of member institutions in the network. 

Designed and hosted in collaboration with exemplar member institutions, projects drawn from the Focal Areas seek depth in engagement and impact for participants in building lasting systems.

IPRC Tumba graduates share their transformation stories after completing the SCAD program

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Come for the convening, stay for the experience …

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Relive last year's convening through our photo gallery

Get excited for this year’s convening by reliving last year’s convening experience through our photo gallery!

 

Explore Accra, enjoy Ghana

One of Africa’s most popular travel destinations, Accra has a great deal to offer. From exciting tours, fantastic cuisine, and a bustling night life. Sign up here for post-convening tours of Accra.

Help us spread the word about 2023 June Convening

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Started in August 2021, the East Africa Hub brings together The Education Collaborative’s partner institutions based in Eastern Africa. Starting with 9 institutions, the East Africa Hub has currently reached over 24 higher education institutions from 4 countries across the region with over 650 000 USD committed to various innovations, projects and initiatives to date.

The East Africa hub is estimated to impact over 454,720 students within the decade.

Career Mentor Pool

The Education Collaborative, Ashesi University, and Kepler are inviting interested career development and employability professionals of HEIs to sign up as potential mentors for the SCP-E Mentorship Pool in this and future SCP-E programs.

Ms. Lizzie Chongoti

Director,
The Education Collaborative,
East Africa Hub

Prof. Michael Mawa

Senior Principal,
Quality Assurance and Qualifications Framework,
Inter-University Council of
East Africa

Mr. David Mutabanura

Executive Director,
Cavendish University

Prof. Eiabu Lugujjo

Executive Director,
Uganda Vice Chancellor’s
Forum

Prof. Meshack Obonyo

Senior Principal,
Exchange Links and Partnerships,
Inter University Council of East Africa

How can you benefit from SCPE? 

The Systems Change Program is an 18-month systems transformation process designed to fundamentally develop the components and structures of key systems that drive outcomes in higher education institutions (HEI).

It combines a systems approach and implementation grant to drive the targeted institutional transformation. The program identifies HEIs as champions for change and takes them through expert training and mentoring, and provides them with funding to improve on and develop new systems within their institution.  

Click to read more about the Systems Change Program 

Career Mentor Pool

The Education Collaborative, Ashesi University, and Kepler are inviting interested career development and employability professionals of HEIs to sign up as potential mentors for the SCP-E Mentorship Pool in this and future SCP-E programs.

West Africa Hub

Operationized in 2022, Started in August 2021, the East Africa Hub brings together The Education Collaborative partner institutions based in Eastern Africa. Starting with 9 institutions, the East Africa Hub has currently reached over 24 higher education institutions from 4 countries across the region with over 650 000 USD committed to various innovations, projects and initiatives to date. 

East Africa Hub

Started in August 2021, the East Africa Hub brings together The Education Collaborative’s partner institutions based in Eastern Africa. Starting with 9 institutions, the East Africa Hub has currently reached over 24 higher education institutions from 4 countries across the region with over 650 000 USD committed to various innovations, projects and initiatives to date.

The East Africa hub is estimated to impact over 454,720 students within the decade.

Southern Africa Hub

Over the past year, there has been growth in engagement and membership within the Southern Africa region. The Education Collaborative, looks forward to forming new relationships and strengthening institutional engagements within the region. We believe that each new connection will bring more opportunities, innovative ideas and the transformational growth for higher education in Africa. Stay tuned for more updates from the Southern Africa hub.

Impact through Regional Hubs

By leveraging regional clusters, the Education Collaborative looks to  scale its impact through partner institutions across the continent.
Explore our regional hubs below: 

See where institutions we have engaged are: 

 

 

East Africa Hub

Started in August 2021, the East Africa Hub brings together The Education Collaborative’s partner institutions based in Eastern Africa. Starting with 9 institutions, the East Africa Hub has currently reached over 24 higher education institutions from 4 countries across the region with over 650 000 USD committed to various innovations, projects and initiatives to date.

The East Africa hub is estimated to impact over 454,720 students within the decade.

 

East Africa Hub

Started in August 2021, the East Africa Hub brings together The Education Collaborative’s partner institutions based in Eastern Africa. Starting with 9 institutions, the East Africa Hub has currently reached over 24 higher education institutions from 4 countries across the region with over 650 000 USD committed to various innovations, projects and initiatives to date.

The East Africa hub is estimated to impact over 454,720 students within the decade.

 

Consolidating Learnings

We are excited for another year of The Education Collaborative’s June Convening. At this year’s Convening, we will be consolidating learnings as we mark the climax to a three-year running theme, “Building the capacity of institutions to improve African higher-ed outcomes”. We cannot wait for you to join us in Accra from 13 – 16 June 2023 as we learn and share innovations and best practices in the higher-ed sector. Early Bird Registration is now open. Register now to reserve your seat.

Upcoming dates

April 17, 2023
Last day to save $200 off convening registration

Conference grant application closes

June 13, 2023
Conference begins!

Convening Venues

Join us at Ashesi University’s campus in Berekuso, and the Kempinski Hotel in the heart of the Accra, Ghana’s capital city, for this year’s convening. 

Dr Peter Bamkole

Chief Operating Officer,
Pan-Atlantic University

Prof. Rosemond Boohene 

University of Cape Coast 

Prof. Samuel Alnaa

Vice-Chancellor,
Bolgatanga Technical University

Prof. Enase Okonedo

Vice-Chancellor,
Pan-Atlantic University

Who should attend this convening?

The convening will welcome leaders, educators, and administrators of higher education institutions from across Africa.

What topics are covered?

The 2023 Convening will focus on building the capacity of institutions to improve African higher-ed outcomes

How will participants benefit?

The convening allows representatives from leading education and corporate institutions across Africa. Also learn and take advantage of grant opportunities and resources provided by the Education Collaborative.

Speakers

Speaker Preview

Meet some of the speakers for the 2024 West Africa Hub Convening, with many more on the way!

Patrick Awuah

President
Ashesi University

Prof Abiodun-Adebayo

Vice-Chancellor
Covenant University

Ms. Rose Dodd

Executive Director,
The Education Collaborative

Dr Peter Bamkole

Chief Operating Officer
Pan-Atlantic University

 

Dr Edward Amartefio

Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development

University of Cape Coast

Prof. Jeremiah Ojediran

Vice – Chancellor
Bells University

⁠Mrs. Nkiru Ukachukwu

Director, PAU Alumi Office
Pan-Atlantic University

Testimonials

Member Institutions in Times Higher Ed Rankings

Several of our member institutions submitted metrics for the Sub-Saharan African Rankings. See how they played out in the metrics. 

InstitutionCountryRegion
African Leadership UniversityRwandaEast Africa
Aga Khan UniversityKenyaEast Africa
Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED)GhanaWest Africa
Ashesi UniversityGhanaWest Africa
Babcock UniversityNigeriaWest Africa
Bamidele University of Science and TechnologyNigeriaWest Africa
Bells University of TechnologyNigeriaWest Africa
Bishop Stuart UniversityUgandaEast Africa
Bolgatanga Technical UniversityGhanaWest Africa
Botho UniversityBotswanaSouthern Africa
Bowen UniversityNigeriaWest Africa
Burkina Institute of TechnologyBurkina FasoWest Africa
Caleb UniversityNigeriaWest Africa
Carnegie Mellon UniversityRwandaEast Africa
Cavendish University UgandaUgandaEast Africa
Cavendish University ZambiaZambiaSouthern Africa
Chrisland UniversityNigeriaWest Africa
Covenant UniversityNigeriaWest Africa
Daystar UniversityKenyaEast Africa
Garden City University CollegeGhanaWest Africa
Ho Technical UniversityGhanaWest Africa
International University of Grand BassamIvory CoastWest Africa
ISLA International Business SchoolTogoWest Africa
Kepler CollegeRwandaEast Africa
Knutsford University CollegeGhanaWest Africa
Koforidua Technical UniversityGhanaWest Africa
Landmark UniversityNigeriaWest Africa
Management University of AfricaKenyaEast Africa
Mbarara University of Science and TechnologyUgandaEast Africa
Nelson Mandela UniversitySouth AfricaSouthern Africa
North West UniveristySouth AfricaSouthern Africa
Palm University CollegeGhanaWest Africa
Pan-Atlantic UniversityNigeriaWest Africa
Riara UniversityKenyaEast Africa
Rongo UniversityKenyaEast Africa
Rwanda Polytechnic IRPC GishariRwandaEast Africa
St. Paul's UniversityKenyaEast Africa
Stellenbosch UniversitySouth AfricaSouthern Africa
Strathmore UniversityKenyaEast Africa
Taraba State UniversityNigeriaWest Africa
Uganda Christian UniversityUgandaEast Africa
United States International University - AfricaKenyaEast Africa
University of Abomey-CalaviBeninWest Africa
University of Cape CoastGhanaWest Africa
University of EmbuKenyaEast Africa
University of Energy and Natural ResourcesGhanaWest Africa
University of GhanaGhanaWest Africa
University of IbadanNigeriaWest Africa

Current Members and Active Institutions

Accra Technical University Ho Technical University Rongo University
African Development University International University of Grand Bassam RP IRPC Gishari
African Nazarene University ISLA International Language and Business School St Pauls University
Babcock University Kepler College Strathmore University
Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology Kibi Presbyterian College of Education Takoradi Technical University
Bolgatanga Technical University Kumasi Technical University Tamale Technical University
Botho University Makerere University United States International University – Africa
Burkina Institute of Technology Management University of Africa University of Abomey-Calavi
Cape Coast Technical University Mbarara University of Science and Technology University of Cape Coast
Cavendish University Uganda Meru University University of Education Winneba
Central University Moringa School University of Embu
Davis College Palm Institute University of Energy and Natural Resources
EduCaid Sierra Leone Pan-Atlantic University University of Ibadan
Riara University

2024 West Africa Hub Convening
14th – 15th March

MARCH 14, 20234
09:00 – 13:00  Registration /Exhibition
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00

Side Meetings:
Navigating Bureaucracy in large Universities: The Case of the University of Cape Coast Career Service Center
Prof. Rosemond Boohene, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Cape Coast 


Building an
Enterprise Development Center
Dr. Peter Bamkole, COO, Pan-Atlantic University


Strategically Leveraging Alumni Engagement for Graduate Employability and Institutional Growth
Gillian Asafu-Adjaye, Alumni Relations Officer, Ashesi University

 

14:00 – 15:00

Opening and Welcome session
Facilitator: Dr. Peter Bamkole, Chief Operating Officer, Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria.


Keynote address: Building an ecosystem of excellence for leadership
Speaker: Dr. Patrick Awuah, President, Ashesi University, Ghana.

 

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:00

Unveiling the West Africa Hub Strategic Plan

Panel

  • About EduCollab and hub approach
  • Presentation of the West Africa Hub’s goals for 5-year
  • 2-year Strategic Plan and initiatives

Round table discussions and open forum
Opportunities for Member Feedback and Contributions/open forum

Panelists

  • Rose Dodd, Executive Director, The Education Collaborative
  • Dr. Peter Bamkole, Chief Operating Officer, Pan- Atlantic University
  • Prof. Justice Bawole, Dean, University of Ghana Business School
  • Dr. DeBrenna LaFa Agbényiga, Provost, International University of Grand Bassam
19:00 Cocktail & Networking

 

MARCH 15, 2024
08:30 – 08:45 Welcome and Recap
Facilitator: Mr. Alexis Ayamdor/Grace Amponsah
08:45 –9:45

Keynote Speech

Strategic Positioning of Higher Education Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa for Global Impact 

Speaker: Prof. Abiodun Adebayo, Vice Chancellor, Covenant University, Nigeria

9:45 – 10:45


Careers and Employability Session 1
Systems for improved graduate employability outcomes in the West Africa Region of Education Collaborative – A presentation on the status, goals, and gaps for improvement

Speaker: Dr. Edward Amarteifio, Senior Lecturer, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

10:45 – 11:15 Networking & Coffee Break
11:15 – 11:30 Transition Break: CWS &TUP
MC: Grace
11:30 – 12:30

Careers and Employability Session 2

Outcomes from the Career Strategy Workshop 2023 

Institutions:
– Pan Atlantic University
– University of Ghana, Legon
– Akenten Appiah-Menka University
-Ho Technical University  

Facilitator: Abigail Welbeck, Director of Career Services, Ashesi University, Ghana. 

Panel on Technical and Mainstream Universities

 Synergies in Education: Fostering cross-learning between Technical and Mainstream Tertiary Institutions 

 

Panelist:

  • Prof. Jeremiah Ojediran, Vice Chancellor- Bells University, Nigeria
  • Dr. Alhaji Sankoh, Director of Research Innovation and Linkages, Milton Margai Technical University, Sierra Leone
  • Prof. Debrenna Agbenyiga, Provost International University of Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast  

 

12:30

 

Group Photo

 

12:45 – 14:00

 Lunch break

14:00 – 15:00

Ethics and Leadership – Part 1

Creating an Ethical University in West Africa – Insights from Research  

 

Presenter: Prof. Darteh-Baah, Director, Office of Institutional Advancement & Prof. Of Leadership & Org. Development, University of Ghana.

 

 

Panel Session

Building mutually beneficial relationships between Universities and their Communities: The Case of Pan Atlantic University and Ashesi University

Moderator:
Mr. Jude Acquaah, Assistant Director – Outreach and Experiential Programmes, Ashesi University, Ghana

 

15:00 – 16:00

 

 

Ethics and Leadership – Part 2

Scenario/Work based activities on Research Outcomes

 

Presenter: Prof. Darteh-Baah, Director, Office of Institutional Advancement & Prof. Of Leadership & Org. Development, University of Ghana.

 

 

Entrepreneurship – Session 1

 

 

 

16:00 – 17:00

Plenary: Closing Session

 

Reflections and commitments
Facilitator: Dr. Chinedu Anokwuru, Senior Lecturer, Babcock University

Closing Keynote: Leadership Commitment to Meeting Institutional Goals

Speaker: Prof. Rosemond Boohene, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Coast.

 

16:45


Acknowledgements and Expression of Gratitude
Speakers: Dr. Peter  Bamkole, Pan-Atlantic University, Rita Dugbenu, The Education Collaborative

 

17:00

 

Networking and Snacks

 

 

 

MARCH 16, 2024
8:00 – 12:00 Checkout & Departure

 

2024 West Africa Hub Convening
14th – 15th March

MARCH 14, 20234
09:00 – 13:00  Registration /Exhibition
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00

Side Meetings:
Navigating Bureaucracy in large Universities: The Case of the University of Cape Coast Career Service Center
Prof. Rosemond Boohene, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Cape Coast 


Building an
Enterprise Development Center
Dr. Peter Bamkole, COO, Pan-Atlantic University


Strategically Leveraging Alumni Engagement for Graduate Employability and Institutional Growth
Gillian Asafu-Adjaye, Alumni Relations Officer, Ashesi University

 

14:00 – 15:00

Opening and Welcome session
Facilitator: Dr. Peter Bamkole, Chief Operating Officer, Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria.


Keynote address: Building an ecosystem of excellence for leadership
Speaker: Dr. Patrick Awuah, President, Ashesi University, Ghana.

 

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:00

Unveiling the West Africa Hub Strategic Plan

Panel

  • About EduCollab and hub approach
  • Presentation of the West Africa Hub’s goals for 5-year
  • 2-year Strategic Plan and initiatives

Round table discussions and open forum
Opportunities for Member Feedback and Contributions/open forum

Panelists

  • Rose Dodd, Executive Director, The Education Collaborative
  • Dr. Peter Bamkole, Chief Operating Officer, Pan- Atlantic University
  • Prof. Justice Bawole, Dean, University of Ghana Business School
  • Dr. DeBrenna LaFa Agbényiga, Provost, International University of Grand Bassam
19:00 Cocktail & Networking

 

MARCH 15, 2024
08:30 – 08:45 Welcome and Recap
Facilitator: Mr. Alexis Ayamdor/Grace Amponsah
08:45 –9:45

Keynote Speech

Strategic Positioning of Higher Education Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa for Global Impact 

Speaker: Prof. Abiodun Adebayo, Vice Chancellor, Covenant University, Nigeria

9:45 – 10:45


Careers and Employability Session 1
Systems for improved graduate employability outcomes in the West Africa Region of Education Collaborative – A presentation on the status, goals, and gaps for improvement

Speaker: Dr. Edward Amarteifio, Senior Lecturer, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

10:45 – 11:15 Networking & Coffee Break
11:15 – 11:30 Transition Break: CWS &TUP
MC: Grace
11:30 – 12:30

Careers and Employability Session 2

Outcomes from the Career Strategy Workshop 2023 

Institutions:
– Pan Atlantic University
– University of Ghana, Legon
– Akenten Appiah-Menka University
-Ho Technical University  

Facilitator: Abigail Welbeck, Director of Career Services, Ashesi University, Ghana. 

Panel on Technical and Mainstream Universities

 Synergies in Education: Fostering cross-learning between Technical and Mainstream Tertiary Institutions 

 

Panelist:

  • Prof. Jeremiah Ojediran, Vice Chancellor- Bells University, Nigeria
  • Dr. Alhaji Sankoh, Director of Research Innovation and Linkages, Milton Margai Technical University, Sierra Leone
  • Prof. Debrenna Agbenyiga, Provost International University of Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast  

 

12:30

 

Group Photo

 

12:45 – 14:00

 Lunch break

14:00 – 15:00

Ethics and Leadership – Part 1

Creating an Ethical University in West Africa – Insights from Research  

 

Presenter: Prof. Darteh-Baah, Director, Office of Institutional Advancement & Prof. Of Leadership & Org. Development, University of Ghana.

 

 

Panel Session

Building mutually beneficial relationships between Universities and their Communities: The Case of Pan Atlantic University and Ashesi University

Moderator:
Mr. Jude Acquaah, Assistant Director – Outreach and Experiential Programmes, Ashesi University, Ghana

 

15:00 – 16:00

 

 

Ethics and Leadership – Part 2

Scenario/Work based activities on Research Outcomes

 

Presenter: Prof. Darteh-Baah, Director, Office of Institutional Advancement & Prof. Of Leadership & Org. Development, University of Ghana.

 

 

Entrepreneurship – Session 1

 

 

 

16:00 – 17:00

Plenary: Closing Session

 

Reflections and commitments
Facilitator: Dr. Chinedu Anokwuru, Senior Lecturer, Babcock University

Closing Keynote: Leadership Commitment to Meeting Institutional Goals

Speaker: Prof. Rosemond Boohene, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Coast.

 

16:45


Acknowledgements and Expression of Gratitude
Speakers: Dr. Peter  Bamkole, Pan-Atlantic University, Rita Dugbenu, The Education Collaborative

 

17:00

 

Networking and Snacks

 

 

 

MARCH 16, 2024
8:00 – 12:00 Checkout & Departure

 

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Dr George Mugabe

East Africa Regional Hub Director

Mercy Frimpong

Assistant Director of Communications

Joleen Sraha Boateng

Senior Communications Coordinator

Vanessa Sam

Senior Operations and Member Institutions Coordinator

Rowland Opoku

Digital Communications Officer

Grace Amponsah

Programs Coordinator

Stephen Nyadiaya

Finance and Operations Officer

Fredrick Kibet Rotich

East Africa Regional Hub Communications & Administrative Coordinator

Rita Abla Dugbenu

West African Hub Coordinator

Eyram Ama Bleboo

GVV Africa and Learning Hub Administrator

Consulting Committee

The Consulting Committee serves as a standing strategy review and support committee for the Education Collaborative 

Andrew  Akoto

Senior Project Consultant  | Injaro Investment Advisors Limited

Prof Angela Owusu Ansah

Provost, Ashesi University 

Frederick Biga

Vice President, Goldman Sachs

Rose Akudugu

Assistant Finance Manager, Ashesi University

Dr. Sena Agbodjah Agyepong

Senior Lecturer & Head of Business Administration Department, Ashesi University

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