The public sector cannot meet the demand for education as the middle class continues to grow, which is good news for private providers.
Added to that economic and political instability has prompted individuals to look for options outside of government funded or public sector schools and universities.
This need to provide broader, quality education has created a gap in the market for private providers.
The private education sector is experiencing unprecedented growth, with private providers in the rest of Africa lining up to partner with credible and experienced counterparts in South Africa, to be able to sustainably grow in response to the huge demand for quality basic and higher education institutions,” says Jaco Lotz, who heads International Business Development at ADvTECH.
However the public has also become more informed on issues of accreditation and credibility, and private providers need to position themselves to take advantage of this opportunity.
Jaco Lotz talks about the possibilities for private providers and the future of education in Africa.