Fred Swaniker's plan to build 25 world-class universities in Africa

Fred Swaniker, Founder and Chairman of the African Leadership Group (ALG). Credit:

Fred Swaniker, the founder of the African Leadership Network (ALN), has plans to launch 25 world-class, African-focused universities in the next 25 to 30 years, which he estimates will be educating around 250,000 people at any given time.

Swaniker is also the founder of the African Leadership Academy (ALA) in Johannesburg, a two year pre-university programme for the brightest young leaders across the continent.

“I believe the only way we will bring out our full potential is by developing the intellectual and human capabilities we have,” he said.

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