On August 30, Unicaf, an online platform in sub-Saharan Africa that is dedicated to making higher education of international standard accessible to African professionals and young school leavers, held a students conference in Cape Town, South Africa to learn, exchange ideas, network and reward its students.
Attendees watched presentations by Unicaf academics about the skills gap in the global workplace, about higher education serving Africa’s development needs, about flexible learning and the workplace of the future, and about the role of higher education, innovation and industrialisation in helping establish Africa as an international player.
Three interactive sessions provided advice and practical tips on Professional Development, Business Communication and Time Management.
Later, the winners of the essay competition ‘How Unicaf has changed my life’ received their prizes.
They included: Aderemi Adedokun from Nigeria, pursuing a Master’s in Public Health with the University of South Wales through Unicaf, Saneliso Zulu from Zambia, studying for an MBA with the University of South Wales through Unicaf, Kabiru Muhammed from Nigeria, an MBA graduate of the University of Nicosia though Unicaf and Peter Silwimba from Zambia, pursuing a doctoral degree in Business Administration with Unicaf University.
The winners of the social media competitions were: Esther Jemima Cruz from the Philippines, MBA student of Unicaf University Malawi, for the video of her long journey to Cape Town and Relebohile Mpeete from Lesotho, a Master’s in Managerial Psychology student with Unicaf University Zambia, for her photograph taken at the Conference.
Currently present in12 African countries, (Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, Somalia, Egypt, Morocco, Zimbabwe and South Africa), Unicaf is continuously expanding. Over 2,000 Unicaf scholars from around the world have already graduated from partner universities in the US, the UK and Europe.