Program Produces 12 PhDs in Its First Year
New York, NY—In the first year the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Program supported twelve fellows who completed the doctoral degree, including Gugulethu Siziba, a scholar from Zimbabwe who was awarded a doctoral degree from the Department of Anthropology at Stellenbosch University in 2013.
The program looks to begin replenishment of adequately credentialed faculty in African universities that have been depleted from attrition, economic crisis, and retirements. The program is steadily building a pipeline that will produce just over 250 faculty making steady progress toward completion of the PhD over five years. This is crucial throughput at a time when fewer than fifty percent of all faculty in African universities hold a PhD, which jeopardizes the ability of African universities to adequately train new generations of students.