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Chiome C. (2024). Re-Imagining Internationalization of Higher Education: Tales, Tips and Lessons for an African Credit Accumulation and Transfer System. johepal. 5(1), 124-144. doi:10.61186/johepal.5.1.124
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This research interrogated tales, tips, and lessons regarding ways in which African universities can move towards an African credit accumulation and transfer system (CATS) that facilitates student and staff mobility within the continent. The research guided by the post-positivist paradigm, employed the qualitative research methodology to gather data. Twelve African universities spread across six geo-political areas of Africa were purposively sampled. Heads, their deputies, or senior officers of the international office or the Quality Assurance office represented these universities. The tales, tips, and lessons of this study revealed that African universities need to have clear receiving and sending policies, put procedures in place to recognize qualifications, programs, and institutions, make information on accredited diplomas and degrees readily available, put in place health insurance facilities, devise mechanisms for linguistic tutoring, have access to mobility scholarships, enforce mandatory university partnerships, devise mechanisms for licensure and registration, improve foreign language proficiency and develop transversal skills among other issues. The research concluded that an African CATS is feasible because Africa will benefit through lifelong learning, enhanced mobility, better exposure, and networking. The research recommends an African CATS in Higher Education and a related policy for HE enacted, adopted, and enforced at the continental level.
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Received: 2023/11/21 | Accepted: 2024/03/10 | Published: 2024/03/31

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