Jennifer Sesabo.

East African context is important for appropriate higher-education frameworks in the region

Dr. Jennifer Sesabo of Mzumbe University in Tanzania shares her experiences from working on quality assurance initiatives across East Africa and the importance of understanding and addressing local contexts for effective and sustainable projects. Contextual understanding across four institutions in Uganda and Tanzania also underpins the TESCEA approach to ensure that changes to curricula and pedagogical approaches are appropriate and help enable students to leave university with the skills needed for the workplace and wider society.

Harriet Mutonyi of Uganda Martyrs University.

University courses should support critical thinking skills to help address national needs

The TESCEA partnership is helping young people in higher education in east Africa develop the critical skills they need for employability and positive contributions to wider society. Harriet Mutonyi of Uganda Martyrs University shares some of the challenges that the project is hoping to address.

The TESCEA partners meeting in October 2017.

Getting beyond principles: partnerships are about people

Partnership is probably one of the most used – and most abused – terms in the ‘development’ world. It is also one of the core pillars of our work at INASP and something we strive to get right. In this post, Jon Harle offers his personal reflections.

Critical thinking skills connect classroom learning to the world beyond

Stronger connections need to be forged between universities, communities, industries and nations. Jon Harle discusses how the Transforming Employability for Social Change in East Africa project aims to address this challenge in East Africa

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