Demand for higher education in sub-Saharan Africa is likely to rise in countries with young populations experiencing population growth. With commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goal in education, these countries are likely to see more of the school-age population completing secondary school and aspiring to university enrolment. The Population Reference Bureau has been collaborating with ESSA (Education Sub-Saharan Africa), the Association of African Universities (AAU), and the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) to look at implications of tertiary education policies for academic staffing in Ghana. With funding from the Mastercard Foundation (MCF), PRB provided technical advice on estimating the required number of teaching faculty implied by Ghana’s policy goals.

To learn more about this analysis and stakeholder engagement, please contact: Marlene Lee.