Africa is the continent as well as a union of 48 countries and 6 islands, which constitute it to be the second-largest continent with the second largest population only after Asia. This is a land of some exquisite features and unique landscape and cultural norms. These countries are very rich in natural resources and nonrenewable forms of energy. The education system and pattern are still in the developing phase and are fit for foreign education.
Africa is one of the most underdeveloped regions of the world, with rampant poverty, social evils, and the right to equitable behaviour still lagging. Some of the popular issues and problems of the continent of Africa is poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy and shortage of education, government corruption, disease, no proper healthcare system, racial discrimination, high crime rates, unavailability of infrastructure, less life expectancy etc. The distribution of resources is so imbalanced, that some of the regions are the richest while some are the poorest in the world. Despite the rising concerns and shortcomings, Africa has managed to be rich with culture, traditions, gold reserves, greenery, animals, flora and fauna diversity and geographical locations.
The education sector is still in the developing phase but it still offers various student programs especially for international students, which includes practical and interesting fieldwork, administration of issues, empowering of local communities and other noteworthy learnings. Hence the continent and its various countries can offer various courses in the field of international relations, development of resources, infrastructure and basic amenities upheaval, anthropology, social science subjects like sociology, politics, psychology and public policy, and natural programmes like environmental studies, botany, biochemical engineering, biology or zoology, geography and others.
Some of the areas of Africa are influenced by India and Arabia like in the food styles, cuisines, language is spoken, traditional style of clothing, family values etc. While some others have Mediterranean flair. With the mixed culture and diverse systems, living a life and career in the African region is very colourful and vibrant enough. The education offered for higher studies like in the University of Cape Town, Johannesburg’s University of Witwatersrand, and Stellenbosch University are all the best ranked and immensely popular. These are some of the universities mentioned in the ranking system of Times Higher Education of World University. All major disciplines and courses and subject varieties are present in the universities and colleges, and the quality of education in schools is also exemplarily above average.
The cultural and ethnic groups of Africa are mixed and matched in the continent. And they are the perfect example of co-existence. The history of Africa has a rich culture, the blend of which can be seen in the modern societies in the area. The indigenous and traditional outlook and cultures of Europe and Arabic are deeply rooted in the human race of the area. But with time some of the areas are getting westernized, and the changes can be seen in the education pattern and courses offered too. But the most important learning from the African society is the family value system of the area. The huge respect the elders receive in the region is incomparable, and can not be taught through the education system, but are the values which are being passed on from generations.
The uncertainties, and the threatening environment in the regions, makes it difficult to get regularity, persistence and strictness in daily regimes. Hence sometimes the student life is not safe and secure in the region. Important activities of the region are Crafting, beading, music, dance, and storytelling which are also even professionally preached in the region.
The physical attributes enable the citizens and students to get into the sports and athletic industries especially Basketball, soccer etc. The student life is enriching and colourful in the area. For those who wish to add an exciting and adventurous brim to the curriculum, and have the capacity to explore and uncanny ways of this dynamic world, then African countries are the best example and study destination for someone. Countries like South Africa are the most developed areas of the region and are highly expensive too. The universities and schools in the area offer countless degrees, various programs and scope to grow via different levels of studies. They try to educate the students by challenging and allowing them to have their solutions themselves. South Africa has also vowed and passed many regulations and plans to produce responsible citizens by educating them in the formative years of their lives. The aim is to create socially, economically, culturally and globally the best minds in all respects.