Niger is currently the lowest-ranked country in the world on the Human Development Index. Due to student, faculty and administrator strikes, it takes an average of five years for a university student to graduate with a three-year bachelor’s degree. To gain access to a quality higher education, the most talented students with the financial means to do so migrate to foreign countries and rarely return to Niger.
We are delighted to have supplied African Development University (A.D.U.) with laptops for their students. The newly opened university was struggling to provide ICT access to the students as computer equipment is scarce in the country. IT Schools Africa supplied 37 laptops to the university earlier this year, after meeting the co-founder, Meredith Segal.
A.D.U. was founded by a team from the Harvard Kennedy School and currently offers undergraduate programs, an MBA program, and executive courses. The university plans to train a new generation of skilled, ethical leaders and aspires to become a hub of innovation and excellence in higher education in West Africa over the next decade. We look forward to continuing to support them over the coming years.