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– )

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 Colonial Office and the … Read MoreMakerere University (1922– )

Achimota College/Achimota School (1924- )

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 school based on the British model of public education.  Governor Guggisberg urged … Read MoreAchimota College/Achimota School (1924- )

Cheikh Anta Diop University (1957–)

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 the Ecole de Médecine de Dakar, a Medical School that … Read MoreCheikh Anta Diop University (1957–)