Navigating the Research Terrain for Graduate Students in Africa: A Reflection

Early this year, a woman I know from her public engagement in Uganda walked up to me after I had spoken at an event, politely requesting some of my time for a brief chat. We stepped aside and she poured out her heart—her master’s dissertation was not going well. She wanted me to give her […]

50% Attrition Rates In Africa’s Tertiary Institutions — Ghana Education Minister

Minister of State for Tertiary Education, Ghana, Professor Kwesi Yankah, says there is an estimated students’ attrition of almost 50 percent in tertiary institutions within Africa. He said there is low gross enrolment ratio in tertiary education within Africa, and that an abysmally low percentage of those whose ages fall within the bracket of 19 […]

We’ll Start PhD Programme This Year —PASGR Boss

What is Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) all about? PASGR is a not-for-profit organisation located in Nairobi, but working in over 15 African countries on governance research, with the collaborative graduate programme of Masters of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) in 13 universities in seven countries. We also have a programme we […]

AAU TV Coverage: The Role of Social Sciences in Global Discourse by Prof. Ernest Aryeetey

Prof. Ernest Aryeetey, former Vice-Chancellor of University of Ghana and Founding Chair of the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) delivers his Opening Remarks on the ‘Role of Social Sciences in Global Discourse’ at the Pedagogical Leadership training programme organised by PASGR at the University of Ghana, Legon.  

AAU Talks: Opening Ceremony of the PedaL & MRPP Week- part 2

It was an opportunity for an estimated 170 participants to interact and exchange perspectives on emerging outcomes of pedagogical innovations. These included: government officials, education policy actors drawn from various national and regional organizations; university leaders and managers; research organizations; university teaching staff and students; the media; resource persons; and, PASGR staff.