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Vocational & Higher Education

Higher Education: Closing the transformation gap and empowering future generations through inclusive, relevant education

DAY 1: 12 July

11h30 – 12h15:

Democratising higher education: Long term strategies to empower students from all socio economic backgrounds and foster a culture of inclusion

A close look at:

  • E-learning
  • #Feesmustfall
  • Access to resources
  • Applicability of global knowledge
  • Affordability


Mothepane Ledicia Makhele, Deputy-Chair, Higher Education Transformation Network

Danai Nhando, Head of Strategy, Ampli5yd

12h45 – 13h30:  

Showing educators how to embed support into the curriculum to compensate for differing life skills sets and cultural capital

We make it easy to:

  • Use inclusive examples and content
  • Create a more homogenous learning environment

14h00 – 14h45: 

Unpacking the lack of funding in tertiary education and possible solutions hereto

We elaborate on:

  • Public private partnerships
  • Alternative revenue streams.
  • Alumni to encourage a culture of giving back
  • The role of corporates

Bursaries & youth development

15h15 – 16h00:

Giving teachers the tools to acknowledge and identify learner diversity and adapt teaching methods accordingly.

16h15 – 17h00:

Exploring inclusive technology within the tertiary sector, designed to enhance communication and assist research

Speaker: Lisa Ellis, Director Inclusive solutions


NETWORKING COCKTAIL EVENING: Visitor Lunch Area, EduWeek Exhibition


EDUWEEK AWARDS GALA DINNER (Ticket holders only: Contact for more information)

DAY 2: 13 July

11h00 – 11h40:  

Fireside Chat: Helping you navigate the changing landscape of tertiary education in Africa.

Taking a closer look at:

  • Current transformation strategies
  • Policies with potential for practical application
  • The rise of private institutions

12h05 – 12h45:

Emphasising the role of alumni in transforming the institutions within higher education.

Transformation can be encouraged through:

  • Strategic relationship management
  • Credibility & longevity
  • Fund raising
  • Developing institutional ambassadors and advocates

13h10 – 13h50:

The student centred model: Exploring challenges and issues raised by colleges and stakeholders regarding

acceptance and registration criteria

14h15 – 14h55:

Developing strategies to heighten work – skills alignment, to boost graduate employment levels

  • Making TVET training more attractive for young people seeking tertiary education & employment
  • ensuring TVETs teach the skills required by the industry
  • Bridging the gap between TVETs, management and HR

Speaker: Ayanda Ntuli, Advanced Leaders Programme, Student Hub

15h15 – 16h00:

Closing Keynote & Final Remarks