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Africa's educational renaissance in top 10 cities attracting international students

This article explores ten of Africa’s emerging cities as international education destinations, highlighting their unique blend of cultural heritage and academic excellence. Topping the list is Lagos, Nigeria, a hub for business, technology, and the arts, offering diverse programs at institutions like the University of Lagos.

The International Education Association of South Africa, a non-profit organization, is committed to advancing internationalization in higher education to enhance the quality of teaching, learning, research and community engagement. Over the years, IEASA has played a crucial role in preparing graduates, faculty and citizens to make significant contributions to local and global knowledge landscapes.

During the specified period, a total of 24,722 Nigerians were granted sponsored study visas. Experts attribute this surge in interest among Nigerian students to factors such as the country’s intellectual potential, cost-effective workforce, substantial working population, significant diaspora remittances and the UK’s altered immigration landscape following its departure from the European Union.

While the MRes program on African history and diaspora in the University of Chichester gained recognition through word of mouth and social media, it faced a setback in May 2023. The MRes program was suspended on the pretext of low recruitment numbers, a move that sparked global outrage.

The global artificial intelligence market in the education sector is experiencing substantial growth, primarily driven by the escalating adoption of AI for personalized learning pathways. A key factor contributing to this growth is the integration of innovative chatbot technology.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to deliver the closing remarks at the Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit that aims to foster relationships between young African leaders and U.S. officials and promote the impact of U.S. organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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