India Takes Steps to Help Improve African Higher Education

India is moving forward with its pledge to establish higher education and vocational training institutions in Africa, with the first site expected to become operational in less than a year.

Burundi has been selected as the host university to train professionals in promoting the growth of higher education in Africa, The New York Times reports.

“We are planning to complete setting up this year and to start the first batch in the first quarter of 2012,” said R. Govinda, vice chancellor of India’s state-run National University of Education Planning and Administration.

As part of India’s education aid pledge, the India-Africa Institute of Foreign Trade will also be established within the next five years. It will offer full-time and part-time Master of Business Administration programs.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.