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Leadership for the 21st Century – An African vision

Leadership, 21st Century Skills by Professor Reshad Jaumally, Chairman of YKBS in Mauritius

Current predictions posit that, by 2030, one in five people will be African. Already today half the continent is under the age of 20, and all 10 of the world’s youngest countries are in Africa. This translates into a mighty workforce for the next several decades, and a substantial pool of potential future leaders to serve at all levels, from local community to international.

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The African Century: Afro-Optimism and Innovation

21st century skills, Fourth industrial revolution by Honoris Staff Writer

In stark contrast to global stereotypes and outdated narratives, the African Youth Survey 2020, the most comprehensive survey of its kind involving thousands of interviews across 14 countries, reveals a rising Afro-Optimism among the continent’s youth. Driven by a strong sense of individual responsibility, entrepreneurialism, and confidence in a shared identity, these young people believe that the 21st century will be the African Century.

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Distance education – joyful educational advancement

21st Century Skills. Fourth industrial revolution, Jobs of Tomorrow by Professor Zaheer Hamid, Academic Director at MANCOSA and Member of the Honoris Academic Council

Distance education popularly known as correspondence education in the 1980’s was commonly understood as an individual learning from home using printed study materials. Perhaps a bland and uninspiring learning journey, however many a person pursued this form of education due to limited opportunity to higher education, lack of funds for post school education and because they needed to work whilst advancing their education. Fast forward – 2020; The distance education model of learning has been transformed to promise a very rich and rewarding learning experience – the two are literally incomparable.

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Jobs of Tomorrow – How navigating COVID-19 charts a path for the future

21st Century Skills. Fourth industrial revolution, Jobs of Tomorrow by Nidhal Rezg, Dean of Université Centrale, École Polytechnique, Tunisia

In order to navigate the radically changed circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, companies have had to be agile. To keep business running, they have had to move online with urgency, providing employees with the tools necessary to collaborate with peers, execute work requirements, and engage with customers remotely.

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Why Everybody Should Embrace the World’s Second Language – Coding

21st Century Skills. Fourth industrial revolution, Jobs of Tomorrow by Laura Martin, Senior Business Analyst

It is the year 2020, and the world is not the same as it used to be. A villager is able to receive mobile money without a smartphone; drones are able to deliver medical supplies including blood to some of the least accessible parts of the world and a farmer can track crop prices online. The fourth industrial revolution (4IR), characterized by rapid breakthroughs in technology related fields, has been brought into even sharper focus this year, and digital sceptics are forced to confront the shift to digital with the COVID crisis acting as a catalyst.

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United with Resilience and Dedication

Education for impact ®

Honoris United Universities’ two primary mandates for the Covid-19 pandemic are to ensure that studies continue despite the upheaval, and to care for our students and staff and faculty through the crisis. Our CEO, Luis Lopez offers his thoughts on navigating the challenges, and offers thanks to students across the continent for their resilience and dedication.

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United with purpose & resilience

Education for impact ®

Honoris United Universities has been upholding two primary mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic: People Care and Continuation of Studies. Throughout the continent, our faculty and staff, our students and our communities have brought these mandates to life, responding to the accelerating health crisis with care and with urgency. Our CEO, Luis Lopez, offers his thoughts on navigating the crisis.

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