The EAC region has sufficient human capital to support new and existing businesses in the EAC with high quality, innovative and skilled human resources at all levels. Within EAC international Universities of high repute have set up campuses.
The EAC region has sufficient human capital to support new and existing businesses in the EAC with high quality, innovative and skilled human resources at all levels. Within EAC international Universities of high repute have set up campuses. Also, a good number of Universities in EAC are ranked among the top 20 and top 1000 in Africa and the world respectively.
The EAC has TVET institutions that are producing graduates with vocational skills and competencies at certificate and diploma levels.
Furthermore, on 28th April, 2017 the Heads of State of East African Community Partner States declared the transformation of the EAC into a Common Higher Education Area. The purpose is to improve the international competitiveness and attractiveness of higher education in the EAC and ensure mobility and employability of graduates.
The objectives of the Common Higher Education Area include among others:
- Adoption of a system of easily readable and comparable qualifications;
- Facilitation of a system of credits as a proper means of promoting students’ mobility;
- Promotion of mobility by overcoming obstacles to the effective exercise of free movement; and
- Promotion of cooperation in higher education, particularly with regards to curricular development and harmonization of academic programmes, inter-institutional co-operation, mobility schemes, training systems and research.
The Inter-University Council for East Africa, an institution of the EAC, coordinates the harmonisation of higher education and training systems in East Africa, facilitates their strategic development and promotes internationally comparable standards and systems to ensure high-quality human capital development necessary for developing and implementing investments.
Also, the East African Science and Technology Commission, another institution of the EAC assists with the coordination of the development and implementation of Science, Technology, and innovation investment initiatives. All these efforts are aimed at consolidating the EAC as a regional human capital hub.