Study featured in University World News

27 Nov, 2019

Graduate from the University of Ghana, Accra Photo: Graduate from the University of Ghana, Accra


Our study on faculty supply and demand has been featured in University World News

Education sub-Saharan Africa (ESSA) has been working alongside the Government of Ghana, the Association of African Universities (AAU), the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) and key partners such as Ghana’s National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) to pioneer a pilot study on the faculty supply and demand needs and challenges in Ghana.

This is a continent-wide challenge due to the surge in students attending universities and colleges across sub-Saharan Africa. This is a result of population growth, economic development, and increased participation rates in education. For educational institutions to meet this demand, the supply of quality professors and tutors is key. 

Read the article here: 'Study Identifies Huge Need for Faculty to Meet Policy Goals.' 

Our analysis contributes to laying the groundwork for evidence-based policy planning. It will be key to supporting governments and universities to develop targeted recruitment and retention strategies for academic staff. This is vital in order to meet the demands of student growth. During the next phase of this project, we intend to work with our partners to extend the study to further countries in sub-Saharan Africa and further support the Government of Ghana in turning this knowledge into action. 

"The Ghanaian government are to be applauded for their refreshing desire to address this major challenge, and for their transparency and openness throughout this first phase of the project." 

- Olaf Hahn, CEO ESSA.


This study was supported by funding from the Mastercard Foundation

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