MUT Student Development Officer, Mthoko Ntuli, presented a research paper at the 17th St. Mary’s University (SMU) International Conference on Higher Education in Africa. The conference took place on 25 – 27 July 2019 in the Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The title of Ntuli’s paper was The role of student activism in achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs). The paper was presented under the sub-theme: “Policies, strategies and practices in Higher Education”. Over 100 participants attended the presentation which was followed by constructive feedback and engagement.
The conference; which was organised in partnership with the African Union Commission, Association of African Universities, The Ethiopian Ministry of Science and Higher Education, International Network of Higher Education in Africa and the Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy and UNESCO; was themed Higher Education in the realms of sustainable development.
During this period, Ntuli also attended the Second Symposium of the Higher Education Forum for Africa, Asia and Latin America (HEFAALA). The symposium aimed at creating a platform for a wide-range of actors, educators, policy/decision-makers, higher education leaders and partners engaged in the promotion of higher education to deliberate on issues pertinent to the enhancement of quality education in African institutions of higher learning.