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PAMI-AUST, Others Celebrate Academic Excellence in Africa

The very first "Higher Education Student Fair" of the African Centers of Excellence (ACEs) was held on Monday, May 7, 2018 on the campus of the Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering (2iE) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The Pan African Materials Institute, a Center of Excellence at the African University of Science and Technology (AUST), Abuja and 21 other African Centers of Excellence financed by the World Bank and hosted by universities in 9 West and Central African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo) attended the event.

"This is a great day for Africa, as well as all the ACEs represented here to celebrate academic excellence. The training and research programs presented to the public today demonstrate that we are capable of developing the advanced skills Africa needs to accelerate its development", said Professor Etienne Ehilé, Secretary General of the Association of African Universities (AAU), the institution responsible for monitoring the implementation of the ACEs and co-organizer of the event.

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