Workshop on Legal Issues in Higher Education Institutions in Africa| June 5-8, 2018| Gaborone-Botswana

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Workshop on Legal Issues in Higher Education Institutions in Africa| June 5-8, 2018| Gaborone-Botswana

The Association of African Universities (AAU) is holding the INAUGURAL WORKSHOP ON LEGAL ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS in AFRICA. This four day workshop to be held in Botswana is aimed at introducing participants to some of the cross cutting legal issues in higher education administration and provide insight to some of the legal considerations that should   guide their resolution. It also seeks to give an indication of the attitude of the courts towards some key legal themes that affect higher education. The issues raised and the reasoning provided is not based on particular legal system but on generic principles of law known to both civil and common-law jurisdictions.

It is of particular relevance to Vice Chancellors, Deputy Vice Chancellors, University Legal Counsel, Librarians, Registrars, Deans of Students Affairs, Deans of Faculties, and Heads of Departments, Campus Managers and all stakeholders of higher education in Africa.

Date: June 5-8, 2018

Venue: Travel Lodge Hotel, Gaborone-Botswana

Workshop Themes and Learning Outcomes

The Legal Issues in HEIs workshop is based on the following themes:

  • Current legal cases brought against/involving HEIs in Africa
  • How to conduct a prompt, thorough and equitable investigation
  • Legal issues in hiring, promotion, and tenure
  • The Laws guiding students and employees affairs
  • The legal status of HEIs
  • Legal framework for governance at HEIs
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • The Law on Sexual Harassment
  • Data Protection


Workshop Facilitator

Mr. Solomon Faakye: Barrister & Solicitor – Supreme Court of Ghana and General Counsel and Head of Legal Section, University of Cape coast.


Registration Link:

Confirm participation by sending an email to Mr. Schenineda Kwaku Ankomah via and copy

  • Registration fee is US$ 500, which covers the workshop documents, lunch and tea/coffee breaks as well as a copy of workshop proceedings.
  • Late Registration (after deadline of 30th May, 2018) = US$600

Please Access the Concept Note for Further Information – Concept Note_ Legal Issues in Higher Education in Africa

Please Access the Programme Outline for your information – Programme Outline_Legal Issues in Higher Education



  1. Inko-Tariah, Selina N. says:

    I missed the workshop. Is it possible to have access to the materials. May I also be included in your mailing list .

  2. Fantastic job here. I definitely enjoyed what you had to say. Keep going because you absolutely bring a new voice to this subject. Not many people would say what youve said and still make it interesting. Well, at least Im interested. Cant wait to see more of this from you.
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