threat that HIV/AIDS constitutes to teachers, students and administrators in higher education in Africa
. AAU’s HIV/AIDS Core Programme has now composed a Mobile Task Team ”...to assist and empower ... HEIs to develop policies, programmes, services and knowledge as a response to the impact of HIV/AIDS on HEIs.” The funding is provided by the Swedish International Development Agency.
In other Africa related news, ACA recently drew attention to UK fears of de-valuing international institutional partnerships in the face of agressive student recruitment (ACA Newsletter – Education Europe August 2007
). The UK government recently announced two hefty grants to the AAU and its members
. The first grant of £3m is to support 40 partnership arrangements between English universities and African partners, the second of £3.5m is to the AUU to mobilise capacity and experience at the regional level for revitalising higher education in its member institutions.
Ever since the 2001 Kelly Report (Challenging the Challenger) several African institutions have voiced their concern about the HIV/AIDS pandemic and also implemented several actions in the area. The AAU Working Group on Higher Education has for some time been concerned about the