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Association of African Private Universities (AAPU)

The forum for African Private Institutions


The Association of African Private Universities (AAPU)  is an international forum for African Private Universities with its headquarters in Kano, Nigeria.  AAPU intends to have a strong forum for partnership collaboration mechanisms among the member institutions. AAPU was founded on November 15, 2018.

The association aimed at providing a forum among member institutions to Promote Academic Partnership for Research, Staff and Student Exchange, and dealing with bottlenecks that are hampering the developmental growth of African Private Institutions.

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The voice of standard and quality higher education

Supporting the core functions of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs);

Facilitating a favourable HE policy environment

Providing a platform for discussions on emerging issues

Registration Proceedure

Any Private African University desiring membership in the Association shall submit an online application for membership to the Governing Board at least one month before the convening of the next General Conference. The application shall confirm that the applicant intends to adhere to the aims and objectives of the AAPU and that the applicant meets the requirements set in the Constitution.

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Our Values

To enhance the quality of Higher Education in Africa through intellectual and human capacity for Africa’s Development.
To be Champion for Higher Quality Education in Africa, that will lead the Continent to Socio-Economic Development by providing Support for its members.
1. Promote cooperation among member institutions in Curriculum Development, Research, Quality Assurance, Determination of Equivalents of Qualifications and other matters with special interest to Development of Higher Education in Africa.

2. Promote cooperation with Government Regulatory Agencies in Higher Education to enhance Quality Assurance particularly as it affect recognition of Private Universities and Accreditation of their Programmes.

3. To encourage and empower member institutions to address developmental challenges to become Centre of excellence in research and development in Higher Education.

4. To collect, classify and disseminate information on Higher Education and research particularly in Africa.

5.To prepare and conduct joint scientific research projects and publish their outcomes.

6. To act as a mediator between Government and member institutions in disputes, disagreement and any matters relating to African Private Institutions.

The AAPU Constitution is the approved legal manual guiding the operations of the association. Download the AAPU Constitution2. BYLAWS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF AFRICAN PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES (AAPU):
The AAPU Byelaws are the approved law established by the Governing Council of the association to regulates the activities of the association. Download the AAPU Byelaws




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AAPU Office Address

Address:  No. 7  Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo Street,
Opposite Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria,
PMB 3008, Kano Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Tel: +2349066061996+2347018048314

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