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  • Building Talent for Africa’s Socioeconomic Development
With less than 25 percent of students in African universities enrolled in science, engineering and technology programs, African governments are working hard to boost the trajectory of economic growth in their countries by making higher education and technical/ vocational training in these areas more market-relevant. At a high-level Forum hosted by the Government of Senegal and the World Bank in Dakar from June 10-12, ministers, scientists, academics and representatives of technical and vocational institutions and the private sector agreed to collaborate more closely to strengthen technical and scientific skills in Africa.