Forbes – July 12th, 2017

Earlier this week, Actis, a UK-based private equity firm focused on emerging markets, announced the launch of a major pan-African higher education initiative – Honoris United Universities.

Honoris United Universities, in which Actis is investing $275 million, has brought together private universities and colleges across 48 campuses in 30 cities in Africa as it looks to cater to the continent’s rapidly growing educational needs. Honoris, now Africa’s largest network of Universities, already serves 27,000 students but the company expects the student population to grow to 100,000 in the next three to five years as Actis plans to acquire more institutions across the continent and grow its student base.

I recently caught up with Luis Lopez, the newly appointed CEO of Honoris United Universities, a unique pan-African network of educational universities that brings together the leading tertiary education institutions in North and Southern Africa for the very first time. He spoke to me about Honoris’ ambitions for African education.

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