The Secretary General of the Association of African Universities (AAU) on behalf of the Governing Board and African Universities, expresses our profound shock at the passing of Ghana's Nobel Peace Laureate and her finest international diplomat of all-time, Busumru Dr. Kofi Annan, which sad event occurred in the early hours of Saturday, August 18, 2018 in Berne, Switzerland. He was 80.
Ouagadougou, 7 May 2018. The very first "Higher Education Student Fair" of the African Centers of Excellence (ACEs) was held today on the campus of the Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering (2iE) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. All the 22 ACEs financed by the World Bank and hosted by universities in 9 West and Central African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo) attended the event.
The AAU Secretariat will be running the "Coding Skills for Everyone" 2-day workshop in Accra Ghana from 15-16 August 2018. This workshop targets high school students and anyone above 13 years old. Coding literacy is becoming equivalent to reading and writing literacy. It is therefore important that everyone has some understanding of what coding entails.