Cross border education has become part of the options for higher
education in countries with inadequate education opportunities. This is
based on the fact that education is one of the pillar for economic
development and improved living standards. Thus, many nationals from
different African countries are taking higher education seriously and
are seeking every available opportunity to pursue it. Consequently, this
translates to an ever increasing demand for higher education in the
continent. Cross border higher education has potential to meet this
growing demand and provide more opportunities that can be leveraged to
meet the engineering threshold for Africa and provide home grown
technological solutions. This paper was motivated by the Mobility for
Engineering and Technology Graduates (METEGA) in Africa and similar
projects that have seen students move to other countries in the
continent for graduate training. The paper presents a review of cross
border higher education with a focus on graduate level training in
engineering and technology.
This paper presents useful synthesis on trends in cross border higher
education focusing Engineering and Technology. Africa needs more
engineers and this paper presents a case for a concerted efforts for
stakeholders to address cross border hurdles linked to training quality
engineers for Africa.
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This study received no specific financial support.
The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
The authors would like to thank the Department of Biomechanical
Engineering (Makerere University, Uganda) for allowing the use of their
resources while preparing the manuscript for this paper, the Mobility to
Enhance Training of Engineering Graduates