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Previous Phases

Tuning Africa Phase I: 2011-2013

Background

Co-operation in higher education between the African Union and the European Union is based partly on joint action between peers and partly co-operation on policy issues.  In this context, particular attention is paid to higher education, “which plays a central role in the development of modern societies, enhancing social, cultural and economic development and training the leaders of tomorrow”. The EU's objectives aim to support partner countries outside the EU sharing on the approaches and solutions to problems found within EU. This is the case with the efforts in modernization and quality, as well as in the general trend to have degrees and studies recognized within regions which try to develop common goals and objectives.

The 2007 Joint Africa-EU Strategy and first Action Plan (2008-2010) emphasized the importance of cooperation with Africa in higher education to build high-quality tertiary capacity through networking, mobility of students and scholars, and institutional support and innovation.

The African Union Strategy for Harmonization has been endorsed by the Third Ordinary Session of the Conference of Ministers of Education (COMEDAF III), and Regional Economic Communities (RECs), relevant organizations at continental level, and regional associations of universities have been also identified as key players for the implementation of the harmonization process. In March 2008, a validation meeting was organized by the AAU, on behalf of and in collaboration with the AUC, to discuss and adopt an effective way towards implementing the African Union Harmonization Strategy; the Quality Rating Mechanism; and the revision of the Arusha Convention, a pledge to sustain the implementation of the processes and embark on aligning organizational activities in support of regional harmonization was made. In the Statement of Commitment of the Validation Meeting, it was agreed to raise awareness about the harmonization strategies; to facilitate interactions with relevant national bodies (quality assurance agencies, accreditation bodies, Ministries of Education, etc); and to share reports on progress made in the implementation of aligned activities. Participants also committed to formalize relationships; and streamline existing initiatives at the continental, regional, national, and institutional levels.

 

In December 2008 the Developing links Conference “EU Africa Cooperation in Higher Education through mobility” emphasized the need to revitalize and reform Higher Education in Africa and to do so in cooperation across national boundaries, to establish compatible structures and systems which would facilitate mobility within Africa as well as between Africa and Europe and other parts of the world.

 

In September 2009 following the conclusions of December 2008, the European Union, who like the African Union its strategic partner, wishes to promote improvements in the quality of higher education in Africa launched a feasibility study to investigate the appropriateness and the possible contribution which could be made by the Tuning project to the development of the different strategies developed by African authorities and experts. The intention was to contribute to the already identified need to revitalize and reform higher education in Africa and to do so in cooperation across national boundaries, to establish compatible structures and systems, which would facilitate mobility and higher education cooperation within Africa (through mobility schemes such as Nyerere) as well as between Africa and Europe and other parts of the world (through programmes such as Erasmus Mundus or Edulink). The feasibility study was a response to one of the recommendations from this Conference which was to consider how a project which would help to foster curriculum collaboration and understanding at subject level utilizing the experience of the Tuning Educational Structures in Europe and Latin America projects, could help to develop-mutual understanding and support the higher education component of the Second Decade for Education for Africa, the Harmonization Strategy for Higher Education and the work that is already underway in the framework of the revised Arusha Convention.

Tuning Africa I

The African Higher Education system is undergoing a tremendous transformation process. This includes a number of national, regional and continental initiatives among which are the Nyerere mobility Scheme, the African Higher Education Harmonization and Quality Assurance programme, the Pan African University.  However, at institutional level, reform is underway in all countries.

One transformation initiative which links institutional, national, regional, continental and international endeavours is the African Higher Education Harmonization and Tuning Project (Tuning Africa), which is part of the Africa-EU strategic partnership. This uses an internationally established methodology to enhance degree comparability, graduate mobility and employability.

Tuning is a collaborative, consultative process involving academics working in subject groups with employers and other stakeholders in curriculum development to enhance student competences. Tuning projects in higher education have been successfully completed in over sixty countries around the world.  Tuning projects help to:

  • Improve staff capacity to design and develop curricula
  • Provide opportunities for generation of additional resources
  • Support effective and productive networking.

Tuning Africa I run over 18 months.  There were 5 subject areas opened to all African degree-awarding higher education institutions but each led by a region as defined in the Feasibility Study report of April 2011:

  • Medicine - Northern Africa
  • Teacher Education - Southern Africa
  • Agriculture - Western Africa
  • Mechanical Engineering - Central Africa
  • Civil Engineering - Eastern Africa

OBJECTIVES

To further strengthen the cooperation between EU and African Higher Education Areas.

To address and contribute to the key features of the African Higher Education Harmonization Strategy.

To enable closer ties between higher education policy makers in the African Union and the European Union.

OUTCOMES

5 seminars, following each of the steps of Tuning methodology and in closed dialogue with African Higher Education Harmonization Strategy.

The development of conceptual frameworks for the five thematic fields involved.

A series of materials and tools will be made available to the pilot institutions and in some cases will be developed further by them to suit the African context.

The development of a hub in each of the five sub-regions in Africa  for one of the thematic areas .

A set of open networks to facilitate the pan - African spirit, thus each of these networks will be opened to representatives from each of the other regions.

Incorporation of distant learning into the Tuning system as a pioneering  experience.

Designed and developed degree programmes for the five thematic areas involved with the following characteristics:

A set of reference points for generic competences

5 conceptual framework according to the areas selected together with  5 academic and professional profiles for each of the subject areas (at first, second and third cycle level)

A methodology for consulting relevant social groups in order to bridge the gap between social needs and higher education

60 champions trained in the design and implementation of degree programmes focused on competences and centred in student learning and concentrated in five thematic fields and from a number of selected HE Institutions.

 

TIMETABLE OF MEETINGS

 

  MEETING

DATE

 

    First General Meeting in Yaoundé - Cameroon , booklet

 

 

23/01/2012 to 25/01/2012

 

    Second General Meeting in Cape Town – South Africa, booklet

 

 

15/05/2012 to 17/05/2012

 

 

   Third General Meeting in Brussels – Belgium , booklet (En), booklet (fr)

   "Tuning in the World: New Degree Profiles for New Societies"

   (Joint Meeting with other national and regional projects)

    Presentations

  • Tuning around the World
    - An overview of the developments in different regions
    - The use of Profiles and Meta Profiles in degree programmes
    Julia González, University of Deusto and Robert Wagenaar, University of Groningen, Tuning General Co-Coordinators
  • Roundtable: Tuning Reference Points and Meta Profiles throughout the World. Convenor: Maria SticchiDamiani, Coordinator of the Italian Team of Bologna Experts
    • Education – Matete Madiba, Student Affairs, University of Pretoria (Harmonisation and Tuning Africa)
    • Architecture – Samuel Velez Ricardo, Director of Master Plan, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Tuning Latin America)
    • History – Daniel McInerney, Professor & Associate Dept. Head, Utah State University (Tuning USA)
    • Engineering – Charles AwonoOnana, Director of the National Advanced School of Engineering, Université de Yaoundé I (Tuning- Conceptual Frameworks)
    • Social Work – Mikhail Firsov, Head of the Department of Social Work and Social Pedagogy, Moscow State Oblast (Region) University (Tuning Russia)
    • Medicine – Allan Cumming, Dean of Students at College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh (Tuning Europe)

 

 

20/11/2012 to 22/11/2012

 

   Fourth General Meeting and Closing in Nairobi, booklet (Eng) - (Fr)

  1. Civil Engineeringpresentation
  2. Mechanical Engineeringpresentation
  3. Medecine (FR), presentation Prof. Benali & Medicine (Engpresentation Prof. Reilly
  4. Teacher Education, presentation
  5. Agricultural Science, presentation

 

 

23/01/2013 to 25/01/2013

 

 

 

 

 PARTICIPANTS

 

Management Committee

Spain

Julia María GONZALEZ FERRERAS
Co-coordinator Tuning project, Universidad de Deusto
E-mail: juliamaria.gonzalez@deusto.es

The Netherlands

Robert WAGENAAR
Co-coordinator Tuning project, University of Groningen
E-mail: r.wagenaar@rug.nl

Algeria

Mahmoud BENALI  ABDELLAH
E-mail: drmahmoudbenali@yahoo.fr

Cameroon

Charles AWONO ONANA
E-mail: awonoonana.charles@gmail.com

Ethiopia

Damtew TEFERRA
E-mail: damtew.teferra@bc.edu

Ethiopia

HaddisRebbi TEKLEMARIAM
E-mail: haddisreb@yahoo.com

France

Beatrice DELPOUVE
E-mail: beatrice.delpouve@univ-lille1.fr

Germany

Karola Katherine HAHN
E-mail: karola.hahn2010@gmail.com

Germany

Margarete SCHERMUTZKI
E-mail:  mschermutzki@yahoo.com

Nigeria

Rotimi Joshua OGIDAN
E-mail: rjogidan@acde-africa.org

Nigeria

OlusolaBandele OYEWOLE
E-mail: oyewoleb@yahoo.com

South Africa

Matete MADIBA
E-mail: matetemadiba@gmail.com

The Netherlands

Hanneke VAN BRUGGEN
E-mail: j.e.van.bruggen@gmail.com

United Kingdom

Arlene GILPIN
E-mail: arlenegilpin@gmail.com

United Kingdom

John REILLY
E-mail: J.E.Reilly@kent.ac.uk

Technical Team

 

Pablo BENEITONE

Project manager
Universidad de Deusto, Spain
E-mail: pablo.beneitone@deusto.es

María ORTIZ-CORONADO LÓPEZ

Project assistant
Universidad de Deusto, Spain
E-mail: mortiz@deusto.es

Bruno KAIMWA MANENO

Project assistant
Universidad de Deusto, Spain
E-mai: kaimwabruno@yahoo.fr

 

AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

Benin

Guillaume Lucien AMADJI
University of Abomey-Calavi
E-mail: gamadji@yahoo.fr

Burundi

Jean NDIMUBANDI
Université du Burundi
E-mail: jean.ndimubandi@gmail.com

Cameroon

Christopher TANKOU
Université de Dschang
E-mail: cmtankou@yahoo.com

Ghana

Samuel Kwamw OFFEI
University of Ghana
E-mail: offei@ug.edu.gh

Ivory Coast

Taky Hortense ATTA EPSE DIALLO
Université d'Abobo-Adjamé
E-mail: attakyhortense@yahoo.com

Kenya

Alexander Kigunzu KAHI
EgertonUniversity
E-mail: a.kahi@incip.org

Madagascar

Jean Roger Emile RASOARAHONA
Université d'Antananarivo
E-mail:  jeanras@moov.mgjean.rasoarahona@yahoo.fr

Mauritius

Kamleshwar BOODHOO
University of Mauritius
E-mail: k.boodhoo@uom.ac.mu

Morocco

Ahmed ELAMRANI
Université Mohammed Premier
E-mail: ahmed.elamrani@gmail.comahmadelamrani@yahoo.fr

Nigeria

Yemi AKEGBEJO-SAMSONS
University of Agriculture
E-mail: samsons56@yahoo.co.uk

Nigeria

OlubunmiAbayomi OMOTESHO
University of Ilorin
E-mail: yomiomotesho@gmail.com

Senegal

Mariama SENE
UniversitéGaston Berger
E-mail: mariama-sene.wade@ugb.edu.sn

South Africa

Puffy SOUNDY
Tshwane University of Technology
E-mail: SoundyP@tut.ac.za

 

CIVIL ENGINEERING

Algeria

Mohand HAMIZI
Université Mouloud Mammeri de Tizi Ouzou
E-mail: chamizi@yahoo.fr

Botswana

Oagile KANYETO
University of Botswana
E-mail: kanyetoo@mopipi.ub.bw

Cameroon

Robert NZENGWA
Université de Douala
E-mail: rnzengwa@yahoo.fr

Democratic Republic of Congo

Lutimba Hubert MAKENGO
Universitè de Kinshasa
E-mail: makengo238@yahoo.fr

Ethiopia

AbebeDinku BELAY
Addis Ababa University, AAiT
E-mail: abebedinku@yahoo.com

Kenya

Stanley Muse SHITOTE
Moi University
E-mail: shitote@hotmail.com

Nigeria

Kabiru BALA
Ahmadu Bello University
E-mail: balakabir@abu.edu.ngbalakabir@gmail.com

South Africa

Karin JANSEN VAN RENSBURG
University of Pretoria
E-mail: Karin.JansenVanRensburg@up.ac.za

South Sudan

James JanthanaBango TUKARI
Juba University
E-mail: jamesjanthana@gmail.com

Tanzania

Ignas Aloys RUBARATUKA
University of Dar Es Salaam
E-mail: rignas1@uccmail.co.tz

 

TEACHER EDUCATION

Cameroon

Nalova LYONGA
University of Buea
E-mail: nalova_cameroon@yahoo.com

Egypt

Hani Adbelsattar Mohamed FARAG
Alexandria University
E-mail: dr.hani199@yahoo.com

Ethiopia

Birhane Sime GERESSU
Adama Science and Technology University
E-mail: birhane_200@yahoo.com

Gabon

Théophile MAGANGA
Université Omar Bongo
E-mail: theomaganga@ymail.com

Kenya

Stanley Gathogo MUKURIA
Kenyatta University
E-mail: gathogomiringu@gmail.com

Mozambique

Eugenia Flora Rosa COSSA
University Eduardo Mondlane
E-mail: eugenia.cossa@gmail.com

Namibia

Charmaine Benite VILLET
University of Namibia
E-mail: cvillet@unam.na

Nigeria

Emmanuel Chukwugozie OSINEM
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
E-mail: ecosinem@yahoo.comemma.osinem@unn.edu.ng

Nigeria

Babatunde IPAYE
National Open University of Nigeria
E-mail: bipaye@gmail.com

Somalia

Mohamed HASSAN NOOR
Mogadishu University
E-mail: xoosh1@hotmail.commogadishuuniversity@mogadishuuniversity.com

South Africa

Zubeida DESAI
University of the Western Cape
E-mail: zdesai@uwc.ac.za ,   zdesai@mweb.co.za

Tanzania

Honoratha Michael Kisenge  MUSHI
The Open University of Tanzania
E-mail: honorathamushi@gmail.comhonoratha.mushi@out.ac.tz

Uganda

Mugagga  Anthony MUWAGGA
Makerere University
E-mail: amugagga@educ.mak.ac.ug

Zimbabwe

Rosemary MOYANA
University of Zimbabwe
E-mail: rosemarymoyanaega@live.com

 

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Profile of Universities & Actos involved

Cameroon

Danwe RAIDANDI
Universite de Yaounde I
E-mail: rdanwe@yahoo.fr

Central African Republic

Martin PANOU
Université de Bangui
E-mail: marti_panou@yahoo.fr

Democratic Republic of Congo

Léonard KABEYA MUKEBA
Institut Supérieur de Techniques Appliquées de Kinshasa
E-mail: l_y_m_kabeya@hotmail.com

Egypt

Mohamed Mohamed MEGAHED ELNENI
Cairo University
E-mail: mmegahed47@gmail.com

Ethiopia

Venkata  RAMAYYA ANCHA
JimmaUniversity
E-mail: venkata9999@yahoo.comdra.venkata@ju.edu.et

Ghana

SamueL Mensah SACKEY
Kwame Nkirumah University of Science and Technology
E-mail: sackeysm@yahoo.com

Malawi

Moses PheniasMngwapa CHINYAMA
The Politechnic, University of Malawi
E-mail: mchinyama@poly.ac.mw

Rwanda

Venant KAYIBANDA
Kigali Institute of Science and Technology
E-mail: v.kayibanda@kist.ac.rw , kayive@yahoo.fr

Tunisia

Taoufik NASRI
École Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tunis, ENIT
E-mail: nasri.taoufik@gmail.com

South Africa

Nawaz Mohamed MAHOMED
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
E-mail: mahomedn@cput.ac.za

Zambia

Shadrick CHAMA
Copperbelt University
E-mail: schama@cbu.ac.zm

 

MEDICINE

Algeria

Moussa ARRADA
Universited'Alger 1
E-mail: arrada.moussa@hotmail.com

Congo

Jean Rosaire IBARA
Université Marien Ngouabi
E-mail: jribara@yahoo.fr

Egypt

Ahmed Magdy Ibrahim A. EL GOHARY
Suez Canal University
E-mail: aelgohary28@gmail.com

Ethiopia

Loko Abraham BONGASSIE
MekelleUniversity
E-mail: lokab77@yahoo.com

Kenya

Charles Odero OMWANDHO
University of Nairobi
E-mail: deanmedic@uonbi.ac.ke

Morocco

AbdelhaqAlaqui YAZIDI
Université Cadi Ayyad de Marrakech
E-mail: A.Yazidi@gmail.com

Nigeria

Olusegun Olusina AKINYINKA
University of Ibadan
E-mail: asegun@hotmail.com

Senegal

Abdourahmane DIA
Université Cheikh Anta Diop
E-mail: abdarahmane.dia@ucad.edu.sn

South Africa

Jennifer RAMESAR
University of Cape Town
E-mail: jennifer.ramesar@uct.ac.za

Tunisia

Ali CHEDLI
University of Monastir
E-mail: ali.chadly@topnet.tn