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Association of African Private Universities

Founded on November 15, 2018, and headquartered in Kano, Nigeria, the Association of African Private Universities (AAPU) serves as an international forum for private universities across Africa. We are a vibrant network committed to enhancing the quality of higher education on the continent and beyond.

Our Mission

To enhance the quality of Higher Education in Africa through intellectual and human capacity for Africa’s Development.

Our Vision

To be Champion for Higher Quality Education in Africa, that will lead the Continent to Socio-Economic Development by providing Support for its members.



We believe in consistently pursuing the highest standards in higher education. We encourage our member institutions to strive for academic excellence and continuous improvement.


We value the power of partnership and collaboration. We foster an environment that encourages cooperation among member institutions for a collective advancement of higher education in Africa.


We uphold the highest ethical standards in all our operations. We expect our members to demonstrate honesty, transparency, and accountability in their academic and administrative processes.


We are dedicated to promoting innovative practices in higher education. We advocate for cutting-edge research, teaching methodologies, and institutional management to keep Africa's higher education system competitive globally.


We champion diversity and inclusivity within our association. We believe that embracing a variety of perspectives and backgrounds enriches the educational environment and contributes to the social-economic development of the continent.


We are committed to supporting sustainable practices within our institutions. We strive for policies and practices that ensure the long-term viability of our member institutions and contribute to the sustainable development of Africa.

Do you have questions? Call or visit us.

+234 901 100 0734
+234 906 606 1996

Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, Ph.D House,
No 7,  Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo Road,
Opposite Maryam Abacha American University Of Nigeria
P.M.B. 3008 Kano,
Federal Republic of Nigeria



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