The first in the world was the Sankore university in Timbuktu , capital of Mali. Founded in Timbuktu in the 13 BC century,
The oldest existing, and continually operating educational institution in the world is the University of Karueein, founded in 859 AD in Fez, Morocco. Africa has a history of rich education.
Presently, Africa has many top universities.
The best universities, span 10 countries, from Uganda in the east to Nigeria in the west, Morocco in the north to South Africa at the southernmost tip of the continent, according to the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2020.
Two of South Africa’s universities feature in the top 200 of the worldwide rankings: the University of Cape Town is the leading university, sitting at joint 136th position, while the University of Witwatersrand occupies the joint 194th spot.
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Africa is not the first place that comes to mind when it comes to pursuing higher education and much of this is due to the widespread ignorance about the African continent, which makes it harder for people to recognize the potential there is.
This may come as a surprise to many of our readers, but Africa does offer many really good Higher Education opportunities. The standards maintained by certain African universities are top-notch and will not disappoint anyone who wants quality. However, in order to know where these opportunities lie, you will have to research—which you barely do when it comes to Africa. However, MBBA is here to show you the things about Africa you don’t see on Tv and when you can,take a trip to the continent and see for yourself.