Prof. Goski Alabi, President of Laweh Open University College, participated in the just ended Conference of Rectors, Vice Chancellors and Presidents (COREVIP) of African universities in Cairo, Egypt.
The four-day Conference, July 8-11, held at Al-Azhar International Conference Centre, Cairo, was organised by the Association of African Universities (AAU) in collaboration with Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt and Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.
The theme for the conference was: “The Role of Higher Education Institutions in Promoting the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 16-25)”.
Addressing the Confab, Prof Alabi emphasised the need for education to equip learners with employable skills, hence the introduction of interventions such as Entrepreneurial Education and the promotion of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in universities in Africa, including Ghana.
In her view, the issue employability presents an interesting scenario because the nuances between a job and work have far-reaching implications on earnings and security.
The Conference provided an opportune platform for leaders of African higher educational institutions to exchange experiences and draw on lessons from institutions on issues relating to the theme of the conference. Besides, it offered an excellent opportunity to hear from both regional and international organisations involved in higher education initiatives.
The COREVIP is an assembly of the Chief Executive Officers of AAU member institutions or their representatives. It is held every two years with the purpose of examining collectively themes identified as common concerns and priorities for the development of higher education in member institutions in particular and Africa in general.