Universities Participating in the Collaborative PhD Programme

Participating Universities 

For purposes of implementing the programme, the continent is subdivided into four regions, Southern Africa, Eastern Africa, Anglophone West Africa and Francophone Africa. A total of 8 universities in 6 countries are participating in the CPP. 

The participating universities are categorized into two groups: 

Host Degree-Awarding Universities: These are the universities that have been assigned the responsibility of teaching courses in core fields and administering comprehensive examinations to all students admitted into the programme. There is one host degree-awarding university per region. These are:-

  • University of Cape Town, Southern Africa
  • University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Eastern Africa)
  • University of Ibadan, Nigeria (Anglophone, Western Africa)
  • University of Yaoundé II, Cameroon (Francophone Africa)

Non-Host Degree-awarding universities (DAUs): These are the additional universities that upon admitting students, send them to the regional host universities to take core courses and thereafter to a central facility-the Joint Facility for Electives (JFE) – to take elective courses, organize the supervision and production of student PhD theses and award the degrees to successful students. The major difference between host and non-host DAUs is that the former teach core courses and conduct comprehensive examinations, which functions the latter do not perform. All the 8 DAUs award PhD degrees to students who will fulfill the agreed requirements. These are:-

  • University of Witwatersrand, Southern Africa)
  • University of Nairobi, Kenya (Eastern Africa)
  • University of Benin, Nigeria (Western Africa)
  • Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Cote D’Ivoire (Francophone Africa)