Honoris embarked on a journey to formalize an impact framework to measure success of education for impact. Honoris’ Impact Framework has been developed around six key themes which underpin the strategy and focus of the platform as follows:


Quality of Learning

Honoris acknowledges the magnitude of its role in helping to solve global sustainability challenges. It is through the endeavors of its extensive network and student base that Honoris demonstrates its commitment to the Global UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

To achieve this, Agenda 2063 (The Africa We Want) and the UN 2030 SDGs, require a collective effort from all stakeholders – communities, employers, governments and regulators, and Honoris’ academic and employer partners.


Increased access to job markets and economic empowerment with 80% employability achieved within 6 months of graduating

+4,300 health professionals are being trained per year

Honoris achieved an 88% average success rate above public university average where Honoris operates

Equal opportunity organization with 53% female vs 47% male employee

90% employee retention; Code of Conduct; Level 1 BBBEE for SA institutions

Blended learning, digital transformation and academic innovation. Building capacity in STEM (20,400 future professionals)

Increased access and affordability: +1,000 scholarships; limited increase in tuition fees

Smart cities projects; Solar Decathlon (EMSI & Mundiapolis), SmartyPark

Nile University of Nigeria - 2 solar installations to prevent an estimated 14,888 tons of CO2 emissions

Governance, Code of Conduct, Values, robust due diligence processes for M&A

Honoris worked closely with Actis to calculate a precise impact score using a proprietary framework measuring the positive social and environmental impacts of Actis investments and enabling comparison across sectors and geographies. See more

Legend for four-point scale of impact (until 31 December 2021)

The tables below outline the KPIs, both quantitatively and qualitatively, for each theme of the Impact Framework. They also include an assessment of the impact which Honoris has made according to these KPIs; an indication of the benchmark(s) set by Honoris; and the measure of the impact as per the legend.

Due to the inherent complexity of identifying benchmarks, the executives of Honoris have assessed the scale of impact and have indicated the actions to be taken in order to increase the impact, where necessary. In some cases, the goals for impact have been exceeded.
Impact exceeds internal benchmarks
Impact is in line with internal benchmarks
No evidence of positive/negative impact
Impact below internal benchmarks


  • Transforming lives
  • Effect direct impact on the lives of students and indirect impact on the lives of those in their sphere of influence
  • The Honoris pan-African educational network is transforming lives of learners for lifetime success across the continent now and into the future, through the focus on “Education for Impact”. This transformation is achieved in two forms i.e., directly (those who study with Honoris) and indirectly (Alumni - those who studied with Honoris and are economically active, influencing the people around them – e.g., their households). The extent to which Honoris is transforming lives is shown below. Honoris achieves direct impact with its current students (total enrollment) who attend one of the institutions in the country’s where they operate and through the Alumni who continue their relationship with the organization. Some 777, 640 lives have been impacted since the formation of Honoris in 2017*
  • Honoris has its sights set on reaching the 1,5 million lives mark in the short to medium term. The intention is to achieve this through the commitment to educating and preparing future leaders which Honoris believes will contribute to the transformation of the African continent.
  • *This was calculated taking into account the total enrollment of students and alumni within each country and multiplying it by the average household
  • Transform the lives of students and those in their sphere of influence to achieve economic growth for their communities and transformation of Africa

  • Continue transforming lives through relevant education for lifetime success
  • Pan-African footprint
  • # Countries and cities present
  • 10 Countries across Africa
  • 32 cities
  • Growing quality and accessible education across the African continent
  • Future expansion in Egypt, Kenya, Senegal and the Ivory Coast
  • Student reach
  • % Contribution to relevant population and GDP of Africa
  • Honoris has grown from 27,000 students in 2017 to 61,000 students in 2021
  • The countries in which Honoris operates cover a population of 320 million and the aspiration is to reach 5.8 million people eligible for higher education
  • Today the private sector is still small, but Honoris is contributing to a larger private sector population. Approximately 1/5 students in private Higher Education in Honoris’ markets of reference, choose an Honoris institution to invest in their future
  • Transforming more lives through relevant education to impact economies and communities

  • New enrollment and total enrollment targets exceeded
  • Continue to expand audience of learners in existing markets and where the need is through sustainable and relevant education solutions
  • Honoris institutions
  • #Universities
  • Honoris’ strategy of focusing on beacon markets for education and industries (education hub, tech hubs, industrial hubs) and then looking at additional hubs for further market expansion

  • Honoris entered into Nigeria, the largest country in Africa in July 2020
  • Grow presence in new markets (i.e., Egypt, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Senegal) and expand in existing markets (i.e., South Africa)
  • Growing the network
  • Timeline of acquisitions regionally
  • Honoris has reinforced its positions in historical core cities:
    • Tunis
    • Casablanca
    • Durban
  • In all its markets, Honoris has managed to reinforce its positions in historical core cities (Tunis, Casablanca and Durban) while fostering additional growth through strategic regional expansion, new programs and learning environments
  • (View the Honoris journey and highlights 2017-2021)
  • Morocco (Tangiers, expansion in Rabat, Marrakech and Casablanca) Tunisia (additional educational hub in Sousse) South Africa (Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town)

  • Regional and international expansion of Honoris’ institutions
  • Market share
  • % Growth in market share
  • 61,000 students in 2021 chose Honoris’ institutions to obtain their tertiary education
  • This translates into an 18% market share (+2bps vs last year) in its combined markets
  • The growth Honoris is experiencing is greater than the market growth
  • Strong growth to achieve overall targets

  • Further raising of awareness of institutions in Southern Africa, Nigeria and Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Student growth rate and attrition
  • % Student growth and attrition
  • 61,000 students, +4,000 students and families chose to invest in their future and personal development at Honoris’ institutions
  • 9.8% decrease in drop out and attrition vs LY
  • Increased student population and retention

  • (higher retention rates despite COVID-19)
  • Honoris aims to transform the lives of 124,000 students by 2027, which in turn will impact 1.5 million lives
  • Exclusive Honoris partnerships
  • # Partnerships with leading institutions
  • +190 academic partnerships with leading institutions across Africa, Europe, Asia, and the USA
  • 8 students selected and participated in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
  • Exceptional partnership formed with Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings (view more)
  • Quality partnerships

  • Increase student and faculty exchange
  • Building capacity in STEM Education:
    • Morocco
    • Tunisia
    • Nigeria
North African Engineering Schools EMSI and ESPRIT, enrollment
  • From 5,200 total enrollment in 2018 to 20,400 in 2021 at a +58% compound annual growth rate
  • Building capacity in STEM has allowed for significantly more students to pursue these studies. Total enrollment has grown from representing 16% total enrollment in 2018 to 34% total enrollment in 2021
Building capacity in the Engineering/IT vertical
  • UNIVERSITÉ CENTRALE POLYTECHNIQUE and ESPRIT provided over 3,400 additional seats in Tunisia
  • UNIVERSITÉ MUNDIAPOLIS Engineering School and EMSI (The leading Engineering School and largest private institution in MOROCCO) contributed to almost 4,000 additional seats over the last 4 years
Building capacity in the Health vertical
  • UNIVERSITÉ CENTRALE Health School & UPSAT, have successfully supplied a capacity of 700 additional seats over the last four years in Tunisia
  • NILE University of Nigeria has created additional seats in Medical Studies, from an admission quota of 50 to 100
Building capacity in the Education vertical
  • MANCOSA, South Africa, has created the School of Education and trained nearly 500 educational professionals to narrow the gap
Growing Skillsets
  • Honoris has responded with agility to the requirements for skillsets driven by the 4IR by adding new programs such as Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Fintech, Cyber Security as well integrating coding as the new second language through the platform with the Honoris 21st Century Certificate (see link) as well as virtual internship pilots with EdTechs
  • To grow engineering and IT in Morocco, Tunisia, Nigeria
  • To continue to grow Health vertical in Tunisia and Nigeria
  • To develop Education vertical in Southern Africa

  • Leaders in Morocco, Tunisia, Nigeria
  • Continue to strengthen the STEM vertical across the continent
  • Grow Creative Arts, Fashion and design
  • Grow Technical and Vocational Training
  • Student centricity and satisfaction from student recruitment, experience and employability
  • Understand and meet student needs, interests and expectations across the student journey
Assessment of the entire student journey to ensure delivery of relevant education
  • 45 surveys
  • 20,00 students reached
Digitization and digitalization strategy
  • 10,000+ students surveyed
Honoris’ strategic response to meet student needs
  • Accelerated digitization and digitalization strategy to improve student experience across their journey
  • An enhanced customer experience through interactive services
Student acquisition
  • 61% digital enrollment, accounted for 61% of total new enrollment, with an evolution of +12%
Robust social media strategy
  • Reaching 490 million users: 69% more than last year
Website optimizations to enhance the customer experience
  • 3.3 million unique visitors
  • +52% more than last year
Student experience
  • Blended learning approach to meet 21st century need
  • 30% increase in online learning delivery
Employability and alumni engagement
  • Launch of Career Centers to improve employability outcomes (physical and digital)
    • 11 physical career spaces
    • These physical career spaces are currently active across Morocco, Nigeria, and Tunisia, including the flagship Honoris Career Center in Tunis
  • Ongoing engagement with alumni to track career success - 100,000 Alumni
  • Continuously meet the changing needs of students to ensure higher student satisfaction and outcomes

  • Institutional awareness across markets and sophisticated digital strategies
  • Continue to expand innovative academic models, 21st century learning environments, digitization and digitalization strategy, expand employer partnerships and tracking of employability success through digital platforms and ongoing surveys with Alumni
Quality of LEARNING
  • Student offering
  • # Degrees
  • # New programs
  • 420 degrees are offered in Medicine, Health Sciences, Engineering, IT, Business, Law, Architecture, Creative Arts, Fashion, and Design, Media, Political Science and Education
  • Honoris offers undergraduate, postgraduate, Masters and Doctorates
  • 38 new programs developed in 2021
  • Work integrated learning such as co-ops programs and bootcamps – academic models focused on employability
  • New verticals added Medicine, Education

  • Hybridity of verticals, new verticals such as Creative Arts, Fashion and Design
  • Student success rate
  • Academic outcomes
  • Average success rate for the 2021 academic year is 88% across the Honoris network
  • Ensure a high success rate of students

  • Increased retention by improving academics results despite COVID-19
  • Maintain the high success rates of students and continue to invest in faculty development and academic innovation to support this
  • Quality of teaching
  • High retention of staff by providing an environment to foster good relations, high quality of teaching and opportunities
  • +3,500 fixed term employees across the network
  • 90%+ employee retention rate despite the pandemic
  • Code of Conduct implemented
  • Equality – gender balance: in total Honoris 47% of teachers are male and 53% are female
  • BBBEE targets set and managed
    • REGENT Business School: level 1 BBBEE status
    • MANCOSA: level 6 BBBEE status
  • Equality
  • Creating an environment of integrity and respect
  • Whistle blowing
  • BBBEE in SA

  • Preparing and training teachers for tomorrow and building capacity of teachers in Africa
  • Preparing teachers for the 21st century
  • Reimagine education program for the Honoris academic community to improve the quality of teaching
  • This short program will be delivered across the Honoris academic community in order to strengthen the existing academic models and explore new ones, thereby developing expertise and tech solutions across the network’s faculties. (read more)
  • EMSI partnership with public universities - EMSI has partnered with public universities to prepare PhD graduates to become teachers
  • Faculty development program at ESPRIT - high quality training for educators, keeping up with the research and innovation in teaching methods and educational technologies
  • ‘Licence to teach’ at MANCOSA and MANCOSA School of Education - to respond to the gap in the market for skilled teachers, especially South Africa, MANCOSA created a school of education and has trained nearly 500 education professionals to narrow the gap. (read more)
  • Relevance – teaching methods

  • Developed Honoris Reimagine Education Program, MANCOSA Licence to teach
  • Rollout of the Honoris Reimagine education Program
  • Develop a bespoke approach for faculty development programs across institutions
  • Academic excellence
  • National recognition and accreditations
  • International recognition and accreditations
  • All Honoris institutions meet the highest national and academic standards
  • Most of Honoris institutions have international recognition and awards (read more)
  • Local and international accreditations across the network

  • Accreditation and renewals
  • Maintain the level of accreditations and continue to improve international recognition
  • Preparing graduates for the future world of work
  • Providing students with a certificate that attests their skills and capacity to navigate the 21st century
  • 10,000 students enrolled in the Honoris 21st Century Skills Certificates
  • 100,000 students will be trained in the next 5 years
  • Meeting the eight critical skills that are critical for 21st century:
    • behavioral intelligence
    • creative and design thinking
    • critical thinking
    • communication
    • coding
    • data analytics
    • entrepreneurship

  • Continue to address 21st century skills including important skills for the continent such as ethics and sustainability (economic, environmental and social)
  • Mutually rewarding stakeholder relationships
  • # Employer partnerships to increase student opportunities for employment
  • Over 160 employer partnerships across the network featuring household names, government organisations, SMEs and NGOs to increase opportunities for student employability success and employer success
  • Quality and sustainability of employer partnerships

  • Build more continental partnerships
  • Enhanced employability services
  • Career preparation and development
  • 14,000 students on employability digital platform delivering a range of services including job boards, career readiness training, workshops/events, and mentorship
  • 8 new career centers including a flagship in Tunisia
  • Support students for successful employability outcomes

  • Continue to support students for employability success and ongoing engagement with Alumni to track career success
  • Employability outcomes
  • Employability success rates
80% of students are employed or in further education within 6 months of graduation
  • 70% (2020: 63% in 2019) of students are employed or in further education within 6 months of graduation in the school-leaver markets - The rate of employability for school leavers has improved despite the most critical pandemic and disruption in the world of work. This has been achieved through the efforts of the Honoris Career Centers Team across the network who have been focused on ensuring preparedness of the graduates through physical interactions when possible or via digital career centers across the network (more than 14 digital career centers have been implemented to date)
  • 89% (2020: 92% in 2019) of students are employed or in further education within 6 months graduation in the mature markets - Overall, the employability rates remain stable despite the highest retrenchment rates in most of the economies across Honoris countries
  • Students take between one and three years to pay back the total tuition cost of their program (Calculated as: total program tuition fee/Annual Gross Salary)
  • Graduate Net Promoter Score (NPS) across institutions was 9% for 2020 graduates
  • International placement of health professionals
    • Specialities: Anaesthetists, Nurses, Physiotherapists in Europe, such as Germany
Virtual internship pilot - 69 students across all Honoris institutions
  • Offering virtual internships to go beyond traditional internships to provide students with access to the global market – piloted in 2021
  • Internships took place across Asia, Europe, Africa, Middle East and United States
  • Employability is at the heart of Honoris’ purpose and a takes highest priority
  • Measurement of student outcomes method implemented in each Honoris institution

  • Continuous improvement and development of relevant international partnerships with the employability ecosystem and employability focused programs
  • Further improvement of student outcomes
  • Champion the role of women and their value in the work place
  • Dedicated employability services and programs to increase access to work for female graduates
  • International recognition
  • Recognition for innovation and progressive education
  • Winner in the Higher Education Institution category for The Education Investor Awards 2021
  • Finalist of the PIEoneer Award in Progressive Education for Honoris Medical Simulation Center
  • Best Educational Establishment for Honoris in Mauritius
  • Actis recognised as Impact Investment Firm of the Year and the recipient of the Private Equity International Awards 2018
  • Honoris and its institutions mentioned in 1,422 articles from July 2020 to June 2021
  • Innovation and how Honoris is advancing education

  • Advance Honoris’ academic models in Africa to provide relevant and transformative education
  • Innovative academic models
  • Academic innovation combining the delivery of courses both online and in-person with state-of-the-art learning centers
  • 8 pilots in new academic models and approaches
  • Exploring tech-rich academic models and learning systems +500 students involved
  • Partnership with world-leading coding bootcamp, Le Wagon, adaptive learning (view our academic models)
  • Implement a digital-first mindset and experiment with new approaches

  • Further explore new academic models, innovation at scale to reimagine education
  • Immersive learning environments
  • Innovation hubs, makerspaces, and cutting-edge laboratories
  • At least one makerspace, 1 new learning environment (out of the classroom) in each institution

  • In some – more than one achieved
  • Constantly adapt learning environments to the new ways of teaching inside and outside the classroom (Physical or digital)
  • New technology-based learning methods
  • Honoris has implemented the augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) platform in partnership with California-based AR/VR world leader, EON Reality. (read more)
  • Augmented AR and VR platform in Morocco and Nigeria institutions

  • Scale across institutions
  • Entrepreneurship
  • % Graduates opting for entrepreneurial ventures
Increasing emphasis on entrepreneurship with focus on partnerships, skills development, 21st century learning environments and women’s entrepreneurship through:
  • Partnership with La French Tech Morocco "#Hacktonfutur", an entrepreneurial competition for youth (read more)
    • 30+ Workshops conducted
    • 1,800 students trained
    • 8 Conferences
  • Le Wagon launch in Mauritius and Morocco push Honoris into the midst of the Tech ecosystem
  • REGENT redHUB providing start-ups and small business owners with a range of services to nurture entrepreneurship (read more)
    • COLLECTIVE LAB in Tunisia, a hub dedicated to entrepreneurs of ideas for innovative projects Link (read more)
      • 1,788 students trained across the Honoris Tunisia group
      • Supporting around 40 startups (6 supported startups have a commercial activity in Tunisia)
      • Six national entrepreneurship awards have been received with the trained start-ups
      • 26 entrepreneurship events were held with partners
    Partnership with Women in Africa since 2017 (read about WIA)
    • Since start of the program 718 women entrepreneurs have been trained
    • Honoris Entrepreneurship annual boot camp (540 women in 2021 from 53 countries in Africa)
    • 50+ Honoris scholarships granted to African women in context of Women in Africa partnership
    Integrating Entrepreneurship in the curricula (dedicated module in Honoris 21st Century skills certificate)
    • 150+ Honoris 21st Century Skills Certificates awarded
    Honoris partnership with AfriLabs supporting the provision of entrepreneurship and innovation across the continent.
    • The AfriLabs network consists of 292 technology and innovation centers across 49 countries in Africa
    • 30 innovative projects currently underway
  • Promoting entrepreneurship
  • Developing dedicated environments, such as Incubators, programs
  • Forging partnerships with AfriLabs, the largest pan African innovation and incubators network

  • Remains a top priority to develop entrepreneurial skills across our student’s community
  • Access and affordability
  • Value and # of need based scholarships, financing aid and loans disbursed, YoY
  • Pricing
    + 1,000 scholarships and bursaries were awarded in 2021
  • As a student-centric organization, Honoris conducts comprehensive research to understand the affordability constraints of potential students and their families, to balance the quality of education and the cost of it
  • Across Africa, many students struggle to afford quality education. It is through foundations and scholarships that Honoris seeks to meet this challenge and provide opportunities for less privileged students to fund their education
  • Minimize price increases
  • Provide larger access to programs, providing the best return on investment for students and their families

  • Limited price increases and flexible payment plans
  • Continue to assess the power of purchase within the Honoris communities, students and families
  • Improving young people's access to education
  • Initiatives to increase access to education, improve literacy and address unemployment
MANCOSA Million Books Project – 2 million pupils, 60,000 books, 167 mobile libraries (read more)
  • Since its inception in February 2018, the MANCOSA “reading revolution” has touched more than two million pupils in 55 schools across the country. To date 60,000 books have been donated in 167 mobile libraries
Nile University of Nigeria: Abuja Global Shapers Community
  • This mentorship program has further boosted the capacity of NUN to provide its students with an impactful high-quality education to prepare them as value-adding members of society (read more)
Le Wagon Partnership with Frenchtech – Free online web development course
  • Honoris integrates the skill of coding into its employability ecosystem – 2 x bootcamp in Morocco, 1 x bootcamp in Mauritius (read more)
RBS South Africa: MAHALABox – Free access to online resources to increase employability success
  • These resources include, for example recruitment agencies, job placements (aptitude tests, CV templates, downloadable books and videos) (read more)
Red & Yellow: Learn to Earn
  • 13,583 people trained with market related skills (read more)
UNIVERSITÉ CENTRALE assists Primary School in Kram
  • 550 students assisted to return to school after the collapse of the school roof (read more)
  • Honoris institutions across Africa actively participate in community social initiatives

  • Encourage further participation in developing communities by increasing access to educational initiatives
  • Women leadership and entrepreneurship
  • Promotion of women in leadership roles
  • MANCOSA Women Leadership Program – creates an enabling environment for women in leadership roles
  • Women in Africa initiative – 540 women entrepreneurs participated in the 2021 bootcamp (read more)
  • UNIVERSITE CENTRALE – Tunisia, Women Board Ready Certificate – prepares women to acquire tools and expertise to access managerial/ board positions (read more)
  • EMSI, Morocco, Women in Engineering Science (WiES) – promotes the role of women engineers, researchers and entrepreneurs (read more)
  • Create an enabling environment for the promotion of women in leadership roles
  • Gender Balance across Honoris

  • Scale across the network and Africa
  • Going green
  • Creating a positive impact on the environment
  • UNIVERSITÉ CENTRALE, Tunisia: Plant trees – positive impact on climate change by each student planting a tree to create a green space (read more)
  • EAC Morocco: More than a simple link – creating a pedestrian bridge to promote urban quality and freedom of movement for pedestrians and cyclists (read more)
  • EMSI and UNIVERSITE MUNDIAPOLIS, Morocco: Renewable Energy – designed a Smart House which is self-sufficient, modular, well insulated and cost effective (read more)
  • Nile University of Nigeria – Two solar installations at NUN that allow flexible switching from grid power. (read more)
    • 14,888 tons of CO2 emissions are anticipated to be prevented.
  • Increase consciousness

  • Develop a framework to address climate change priorities
  • Global UN 2030 goals
  • Commitment to the Global UN 2030 goals for a sustainable future
  • It is through the extensive network and its student base that Honoris, through various innovations, activities and interventions, supports the objectives of the SDGs to create a positive impact on global goals with respect to economic, environmental, and social goals. The table illustrates the impact Honoris is making towards 11 of the SDG’s and we show details of the impact per country (read more)
  • Support poverty eradication through the provision of life changing education
  • Lives of students and their communities are transformed as students can support themselves, their families and ultimately their communities as they start to work/start their own businesses
  • The ultimate goal of Honoris is to increase student employability outcomes for a sustainable future and lifetime success:(See employability section)
  • Access to the job market, economic empowerment – overall 80%
    • 70% of Honoris students are employed or in further education within 6 months of graduation in the school-leaver markets
    • 89% of Honoris mature learners are employed or in further education within 6 months of graduation
    • Students take between one and three years to pay back the total tuition cost of their programme (Calculated as: total programme tuition fee/Annual Gross Salary)
    • Graduate Net Promoter Score (NPS) across institutions was 9% for 2020 graduates
  • Offering virtual internships to go beyond traditional internships to provide students with access to the global employability market
    • Pilot with Virtual Internships in 2021
    • 69 students across all Honoris institutions
    • Internships across Asia, Europe, Africa, Middle East and United States
  • Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Honoris is committed to building capacity in health education to address the growing need for skilled health professionals across Africa
  • Health and well-being services for students, staff, and faculty have also been a particular focus, given the ongoing enduring impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Building capacity in the Health vertical
    • UNIVERSITÉ CENTRALE Health School & UPSAT, have successfully supplied a capacity of 700 additional seats over the last four years in Tunisia
    • NILE University of Nigeria has created additional seats in Medical Studies, from an admission quota of 50 to 100
  • International placement of health professionals
    • Specialities: Anaesthetists, Nurses, Physiotherapists in Europe, such as Germany
    • Graduates in Health programs (5,000+ students, additional of 1,200 since 2017)
    • +4,300 health professional trained per year
  • Collaboration with local and global health institutions
  • Health and well-being services are provided to students, staff, and faculty, including teaching positive psychology during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns and protocols (read more about Honoris’ strategic response to COVID-19)
  • Honoris offers health care to all permanent full-time employees
  • Innovative solutions in response to COVID-19 - The communities of Honoris and its partners responded to the calls for support from governments and healthcare professionals in identifying new solutions in the fight against COVID-19. (read more)
  • Protection of women (awareness campaigns/self-defence/no-tolerance gender-based violence, etc.)
  • Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Honoris strives to deliver top quality academic programs that meet recognized academic standards to its students. All Honoris degrees are accredited by the official bodies of each country and adhere to the highest national standards
  • The following outcomes are testament to the quality of education provided across the Honoris network:
    • The average pass rate of Honoris students was 88% for the 2021 academic year
    • 9.8% decrease in drop out and attrition
    • 16% growth in returning students in comparison to 2020
  • Honoris has been recognized for innovation and progressive education through the following achievements:
    • Winner of the Higher Education Institution category for The Education Investor Awards 2021
    • Honoris is best Educational Establishment for Honoris in Mauritius
    • Honoris Medical Simulation Center finalist of The PIEoneer Award in Progressive Education
    • Honoris and its institutions mentioned in 1,422 articles from July 20 to June 21
  • Honoris is committed to providing quality education, encouraging a lifelong learning path for its students and caters for those students who have just left school to those who are looking to advance their careers or supplement their skillsets. This is evident in the mix of students
    • A noteworthy increase in school leavers starting their careers: 12,000+ new enrollments
    • 16,000+ new enrollments of working adults who are wanting to experience or supplement their career growth
    • A 19% y-o-y increase in vocational trainees with 1,700 new enrollments; 2,800 total enrollments
    • Exceptional growth in students opting for short courses/programmes and known as short learners – 2,800 which represents an increase of +40% vs last year
  • Honoris is committed to upskilling its academic community and ensuring delivery of top-quality education
    • This will take place through the Reimagine education program to upskill teachers for the 21st century
  • Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
    • Honoris promotes equal opportunities and takes measures against discrimination through the Honoris code of conduct where respect, equity, diversity, anti-harassment, and social inclusion imperatives are espoused
    • Honoris strives to create an enabling environment for the promotion of women in leadership roles, which is achieved through:
      • MANCOSA Women Leadership Program
      • UNIVERSITÉ CENTRALE Women Board Ready Certificate
      • WiES (Women in Engineering Science) aims to promote the role of women engineers/researchers/entrepreneurs at the heart of the development of engineering sciences in innovation, research, social life, and entrepreneurship
    • Honoris supports female entrepreneurs in Africa through the Women in Africa Initiative via its WIA Philanthropy foundation and dedicated program WIA54 for women entrepreneurship
    • Honoris has a good gender balance split across the organization:
      • 59% men / 41% women in senior leadership roles
      • 45% men / 55% women in administration
      • 51% men / 49% women in faculty
      • in total Honoris 47% men and 53% women
    • In line with a world-wide focus on the eradication of Gender Based Violence (GBV), Honoris has placed extensive focus on GBV campaigns for female teachers and students
    • (read more in the Community Section on women leadership and entrepreneurship)
  • Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • Honoris believes that the work done every day within its network contributes to the success of each and every one of the students, and by extension, the organisation brings economic prosperity and success to their families and communities
  • Operating with solid principles and values is the foundation of Honoris and of every university in the network and it is through the global code of conduct that these values are entrenched by all Honoris stakeholders.(read more)
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  • Contributing to decent work and economic growth is a two pronged focus:
    • 90% employee retention - Honoris strives to maintain a competitive employee value proposition and create an environment where employees are able to develop
    • Students
    • 80% employability - Honoris seeks to improve graduate employability and develop entrepreneurs
  • Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Honoris places emphasis on academic innovation combining the delivery of courses both online and in-person with state-of-the-art learning centres, providing students with access to advanced learning and professional technologies to improve learning outcomes, student experience and access
  • Honoris is committed to continuously investing in academic innovation and exploring new methods of delivery, challenging traditional academic models and has a close connexion with the employability stakeholders ecosystem
  • In making a contribution to the industry, Honoris has been building capacity in STEM education, and has mapped three high-growth sectors in Africa with the aim to match job market needs around them in their educational offerings Those sectors are:
    • Business
    • Health
    • Engineering and IT
  • In addition to a focus on engineering, WiES (Women in Engineering Science) aims to promote the role of women engineers/ researchers/ entrepreneurs at the heart of the development of engineering sciences in innovation, research, social life, and entrepreneurship
  • Own infrastructure expansion, modernization and multiple use campuses - 9 new 21st Century Learning Environments: 2 in Morocco, 1 in Tunisia, 2 in Nigeria and 4 in South Africa
  • (read more) about the Honoris approach to innovation
  • Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Honoris is committed to reducing inequalities through accessible and inclusive education
  • + 1,000 scholarships and bursaries were awarded in 2021
  • Students are attracted from other developing countries – including Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Malawi, Cameroun, Yemen, Namibia, Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Swaziland, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Gabon, Mauritania, Mali, Ghana, Togo
  • Additional support, counselling and teacher supervision for students with disabilities to ensure they are made as comfortable as possible
  • Specialised facilities to enable accessibility for students with disabilities, such as bathrooms, lifts, dedicated passageways, elevators, wheelchairs and handrails
  • Measures against discrimination through the Honoris Code of Conduct where respect, equity, diversity, anti-harassment, and social inclusion imperatives are espoused
  • Extensive focus on Gender Based Violence campaigns for female teachers and students
  • Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Engineering students participate in Urban Planning and Sustainable Development Projects
  • Through innovation centers such as EMSI SMARTiLab, students are encouraged to be innovative and find solutions to smart city challenges (read more about one of these innovative solutions to solve urban parking challenges)
  • Research is also conducted on smart cities and sourcing additional methods for renewable energy
  • Engineering students participate in Urban Planning and Sustainable Development Projects to:
    • Establish an energy audit of a building and propose solutions to improve the energy efficiency of housing or optimise the design of new buildings
    • Estimate the environmental impact of civil engineering projects and work on the classification of construction site waste. They identify harmful materials used in civil engineering projects and select environmentally friendly materials to substitute harmful materials
  • Research on smart cities and sourcing alternate methods for renewable energy
    • EMSI and Universite Mundiapolis in Morocco participated in the design and construction of a sustainable, autonomous, smart and 100% solar building, participation in the Solar Decathlon Africa competition
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering/ Civil Engineering curriculums include research on renewable energy and on sustainable urban planning and climate change
  • Take action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Honoris is elevating the focus on climate action priorities which will be formalized in a general policy, applicable to all institutions across the network
  • Honoris also promotes environmental consideration with dedicated modules included within engineering and architecture curriculums (Renewable Energy/Efficiency/Sustainable Development and Environment/Urban Planning)
  • Current efforts to combat climate change are persued by all Honoris institutions in the form of own consumption and reducing emissions through the following initiatives:
    • Recycling and limited printing
    • Photovoltaic panels using sunlight as a source of energy to generate electricity
    • Installation of sensors to control energy consumption
    • Actions on water points to limit water consumption
    • Environmental seminars
    • Participation in environmental projects
  • The most noteworthy achievements for renewable energy
    • The Honoris Education Network in Mauritius campus is energy self-sustainable
    • NILE University of Nigeria has two solar installations that allow flexible switching from grid power – 14,888 tons of CO2 emissions are anticipated to be prevented
  • (read more) about the Honoris approach to going green
  • Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  • Honoris is committed to upholding the highest standard of ethics and integrity and embedding sound governance principles
  • Good governance including implementation of delegation of authority
  • Code of conduct and whistleblowing processes
  • Strong values based network
  • Mergers and Acquisitions decisions are underpinned by robust due diligence processes