The ability of higher and tertiary education in African development has been underestimated for the past years, in that many African countries still give a blind eye. Yet, this crucial area can take the crossroad to development and can lead to economic greatness.
Higher education has been promoting gross development in developed countries, and yet in Africa, there is no recognition of what it could do.
Higher and tertiary can produce several entrepreneurs in Africa, and those creative minds can create a better economy, among the other continents Africa has a technological gap because it is failing to realise young minds from universities.
However, few countries are catching up with the Western world. The ability of higher and tertiary education to strengthen economies of nations is being underestimated in that some countries like Zimbabwe up to date have many unemployed graduates.
Nevertheless, the country has introduced a number of universities and is failing to make use of those creative minds in higher education to boost its economy. Countries like Egypt guarantee graduates jobs soon after completion, and unlike other developing countries, Egypt has a fewer number of unemployment among its people.
Still, many of them are not productively employed to the extent that the government has graduated on its rolls without useful work for them to do, the law requiring their employment is a drain on the public budget.
The socio-economic of Africa can be boosted by higher education. Still, African countries have laws governing higher education which has adverse effects on tertiary education because other countries leave tertiary education under of wing government.
Tertiary education has low gender equality which has led to female minds being left out in developing the economy and so other countries that include Uganda, Ghana among others their female enrolment has grown since 1999 in a bid to achieve gender equality in higher education so that women can also bring forth their great mind to promoting economic growth in Africa.