teaching and learning

Jacks of All Trades: The Phillips-Pages reflect on ALA’s Formation

Ryan and Jen Phillips-Page played instrumental roles in establishing African Leadership Foundation, assuming numerous ad-hoc positions that included fundraising, logistics, recruitment, maintenance, and more. The couple have maintained their firm…

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Between the Lines: The Agony and Ecstasy of Seminal Readings

  ‘One thing I like about Seminal Readings is how the conversations never end. Powerful and livid discussions within the classroom often continue outside, with people talking about it and…

How GSP Goes Beyond Inspiring Young Global Citizens

African Leadership Academy’s Global Scholars Program is not your ordinary summer camp. A truly global program aimed at young aspiring leaders from all over the world, comprising facilitators from all…

E-Fest: A Test of Student Mettle, Team Building and Innovative Enterprises

Year 1 student and Student Government Secretary Tania Twinoburyo reflects on the highs and lows of the culmination of a year-long entrepreneurial course that tests ALA students’ creative, innovative and…

Decennial Symposium: Educating the World's Youngest Continent

In celebrating ALA’s 10 years, the Decennial Symposium sought to challenge our assembled network to imagine Africa’s future. Together, they tackled some of the most consequential challenges and opportunities confronting Africa…

Decennial Symposium: Reimagining Higher Education

Adam Habib (Vice Chancellor, WITS University) Khuraam Masood (COO, African Leadership University) Reimagining Higher Education Looking for more talks and panels: See all the videos and coverage  from our Decennial Symposium and…

Africa is NOT a Country: What Teaching at ALA Taught Me

Every culture or nation has characteristics that set it apart from others. But this truism seems lost when speaking to people who’ve never experienced Africa. There’s an almost universal tendency…

GAME ON: How Classroom Play Infuses a Love of Learning

“Education is not the filling of pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats Mopati Morake, Head of Writing and Rhetoric, is one of three ALA educators who…

10 Ways in which ALA's Pardee Learning Commons Redefines Learning

It’s only fitting that an innovative 21st century campus would house a futuristic learning space. So ALA is justifiably proud of the new Frederick Pardee Learning Commons, which opened its…

Why I Love Our New Learning Commons

I think I enjoy the versatility of the spaces, because we can do much more; we can have group discussions in the conference rooms without disturbing anyone, and I love…

INSIGHT: What Makes a Learning Community?

“Instruction in youth is like engraving in stone.” – Moroccan Proverb Housemaster, sports coach and a teaching fellow in ALA’s mathematics department, Joseph Ekpenyong shares his thoughts on what makes…

CEL's Inaugural Entrepreneurial Leadership For All Symposium

This year, the Centre for Entrepreneurial Leadership began an exciting partnership with the Susan McKinnon Foundation with the goal of creating a continual and defined space for like-minded educational pioneers…

Pardee Learning Commons construction update – Recreating Spaces and Redefining Learning

“Light, light, light” is the chief mantra of the Paradee Learning Commons building team, says Unathi Ntuli, Project Manager of our campus construction project, gripping the most recent plans while…

Returning to Lead: ALA's New Dean: Hatim Eltayeb

After a continent-wide search for a new Dean of the Academy, we are thrilled to welcome former faculty member, Hatim Eltayeb back to our campus to fill this pivotal role. A…