THE world's leading software solution provider,
DEG (Deutsche Investitions-und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH) co-finances the three-year initiative with public funds from the
The so-called Enterprise Systems Education for
Karin Reissenauer, ESEFA project manager at UCT, said the continent was characterised by huge diversity in the social and industrial sectors and economic growth predictions had resulted in a defined need for skilled employees who are familiar with modern information and computer technology.
"What ESEFA is going to do is offer opportunities for professional development to the next generation of African employees, not only giving them an in-depth understanding of highly integrated business processes, but also the know-how of standard business software," Reissenauer said.
The ESEFA team aims to develop partnerships with at least one large university in nine sub-Saharan countries, as well as one other university in
ES/ERP courses for lecturers and students will be offered in co-operation with these partner African universities.
To achieve this objective, extensive capacity building measures will be carried out and a comprehensive toolset that allows blended learning will be developed and implemented, said
As a flagship university in
"The ESEFA project gives students in
Therefore, the University Competence Center (UCC) Magdeburg will provide access to SAP education systems and will contribute through its extensive experience in the field of ES/ERP teaching," said
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