The Gondar College of Medical Sciences (1954–)

The Gondar College of Medical Sciences is located in Gondar in the northwestern part of Ethiopia.  The college, founded in 1954, is the oldest health professional training institute in Ethiopia. The medical college was located in Gondar in 1954 in part because of the malaria … Read MoreThe Gondar College of Medical Sciences (1954–)

Makerere University (1922– )

Image Ownership: Public Domain In 1922 the British colonial government in Uganda founded a small vocational school, which would eventually become Uganda’s lone institution of higher education, Makerere University. The British Governor of Uganda, Robert Coryndon (1918-1922), proposed building a technical school for Africans.  The … Read MoreMakerere University (1922– )

Achimota College/Achimota School (1924– )

Students and Faculty at Achimota School, 1962 Image Ownership: Public Domain Achimota College was founded in Achimota, Gold Coast (now Ghana) in 1924 by Dr. James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey, Rev. Alexander Garden Fraser, and Sir Gordon Guggisberg, the British Governor of the Gold Coast (1919-1927), as an elite secondary … Read MoreAchimota College/Achimota School (1924– )

University of Liberia (1863– )

In 1851, the national legislature of Liberia authorized the establishment of Liberia College which is now the second oldest institution of higher learning in West Africa. The Trustees of Donations for Education in Liberia purchased materials and hired faculty for the college with funds from … Read MoreUniversity of Liberia (1863– )

Cheikh Anta Diop University (1957–)

Class at Cheikh Anta Diop University Image Ownership: Public Domain Cheikh Anta Diop University or Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD), located in Dakar, Senegal, is among the largest universities in French-speaking West Africa. The UCAD has a relatively long history as it has evolved from … Read MoreCheikh Anta Diop University (1957–)