The second edition of the African Forum for Higher Education and Vocational Training, (TAEF2018) kicked off in the Tunisian capital of Tunis on Tuesday, with the participation of specialists from 14 African countries.
The two-day forum is being organized by the Tunisia-Africa Business Council (TABC), under the patronage of Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Ministry of Vocational Training and Employment, and the Society of African Students and Interns in Tunisia (AESAT).
The meeting will discuss the development of cooperation agreements between Tunisia and African nations in the fields of higher education in order to increase the number of African students studying in Tunisia.
Therefore, the forum is structured around the concept Tunisian-African Empowerment, with as strategic objectives including internationalizing the Tunisian know-how in higher education and vocational training; developing relations of mutual trust between Tunisia and its sub-Saharan colleagues in the fields of higher education and vocational training; improving cooperation between African universities and training centers; and developing exchanges of scholars, researchers and trainees between African countries.
This year, the Ministry of Higher Education has opened the Tunisian public universities to foreign studying in Tunisian private universities.
Source: International Islamic News Agency