Some of Africa’s Oldest Universities – do you know others?

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Some of Africa’s Oldest Universities – do you know others?

Below is a list of some of Africa’s oldest Universities. Do you know other equally old African universities? Please respond by posting a comment to this post.

  1. University of Timbuktu, Mali (982CE)
  2. University of Al-Karaouine, in Fes, Morocco (859AD)
  3. Al-Azhar University, Egypt (972AD)
  4. Fourah Bay College – University of Sierra Leone (1827)
  5. University of Cape Town (1829)
  6. University of Liberia (1862)
  7. Cuttington University (as Cuttington College by Episcopal Church of the United States) 1889
  8. Stellenbosch University, South Africa (1903)
  9. Cairo University Egypt (1908)
  10. University of Algiers, Algeria (1909)
  11. University of Fort Hare, South Africa (1916)
  12. American University in Cairo (1919)
  13. Makerere University in Uganda (1922)
  14. University of Ghana (1948)
  15. University of Ibadan, Nigeria (1948)
  16. University of Zimbabwe (1952)
  17. Agostinho Neto University Angola (as Estudos Gerais Universitários de Angola) 1962
  18. Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique (as Estudos Gerais Universitários de Moçambique) 1962


  1. Thioro says:

    You forgot the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Senegal (founded, 1957)

  2. Idowu Biao says:

    University of Lagos (UNILAG), Nigeria was established in 1962.
    Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Nigeria was also established in 1962

  3. Idowu Biao says:

    University of Lagos (UNILAG) and Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) all in Nigeria were established in 1962

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