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EMA Alumni Help Shape Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Quality education is vital for overall human development and socio-economic development. This has become even more urgent as the world enters the final decade of attaining the SDGS, even as post COVID-19 recovery efforts gain traction.

The HAQAA (Harmonisation of African Higher Education Quality Assurance and Accreditation) initiative is one such initiative between the African Union and the European Union to promote continental harmonisation in quality assurance. EMA alumni have been part of the initiative since its inception and continue to contribute towards its realisation. EMA alumni Ms Apiyo Okwiri and Felix Kwabena Donkor together with officials of the African Union, European Union, government officials of higher education, and civic organisations in higher education amongst others met at the Alisa Hotel, Accra-Ghana (6-9 December) to deliberate on core action areas.

Prof. Olusola Oyewole, Secretary General, Association of African Universities (AAU) gave opening remarks. Claire Hermann of the Directorate for Education and Culture (DG EAC), European Commission touched on “HAQAA2 as a flagship for EU-Africa cooperation- Accomplishments and future investments” followed by remarks by Hon. Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, Ministry of Education, Ghana and Caseley Olabode Stephens of the African Union Commission.

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