Solving the funding conundrum: A state-university partnership may be the fix that’s needed

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In answering the question of how to establish a balance between the developmental agenda and educational objectives, Barry Green of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), suggested a more robust engagement was needed with political leaders.

“We need to be upfront with them, really engage and show what we can do and how we can make that change. And this should not depend on financing, it should depend on building a partnership. And we need to present solutions that are credible and measurable and I think if we can do that cautiously and deliver we can make headway.

“We have to get patrons involved – including the politicians – in order to paint a new picture of what we can do, then achieve that.”

Johann Barnard / MGAfrica

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