It's often assumed assumed that the only assets Africa has, lie beneath the soil or on land. Not much attention is drawn to Africa’s other asset - the people. For several decades talented people with great minds have come out of
Devising strategies for managing human resources continues to be a challenge for a number of countries. The numerous hurdles that Africa has to face which include political and social instability, hamper essential investment in human capital and infrastructure that are important for sustained growth. With public services and schools in a poor state, it is difficult for citizens to find a springboard for success. In
Africa has every potential to advance so long as substantial investments are made in nurturing talent and retaining it. Most leading economies are investing in higher education in order to help economic growth and improve social mobility. A well-educated citizenry adds value to the economic and political well being of a country. No one will bet on continued growth in Africa if the trend of underinvestment in human resources continues. The countries that take action to master their human capital challenges will out do those that do not.