Interview with Mala Singh
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Mala Singh talked to the GUNI about the present and the future of higher education in Africa, which she thinks can help overcome ethnic conflicts by strengthening a common African identity The executive director of the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education, Mala Singh, believes that an African higher education area is still in its infancy and that governments need to implement effective measures to assure quality and recognize qualifications across the continent. Ms. Singh also talked about how higher education in Africa can contribute to social goals and discussed the need to create more stable social and political environments in order to fight brain drain. Ms. Singh presented the paper ‘The Governance of Accreditation’ at the 3rd International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education: Accreditation for Quality Assurance: What is at Stake?