ALU is a world-class tertiary institution that offers undergraduate programs that will develop the future leaders of Africa. ALU was founded by Fred Swaniker, a world-renowned champion for Africa’s youth. Building on his success in launching African Leadership Academy, Fred will be launching ALU as a way to bring the most innovative tertiary education in the world to Africa, and in so doing, help unleash Africa’s true potential as a continent. ALU’s first campus will open in Mauritius in September 2015.
Mohamed Bangura (age 22) will become the first Sierra Leonean to join ALU’s inaugural class. Mohamed has been selected from thousands of applicants from across the African continent. “I’m looking forward to joining a rich network of leaders at ALU, to modify my innovation skills, and to unveil the reality of my innovation dreams”, says Mohamed, who participated in 2013 Innovate Salone, a national invention challenge in Sierra Leone run by GMin. He and his team from Prince of Wales Secondary School invented a low-cost sharpening machine for craftsmen in Sierra Leone after noticing that the tools they used would quickly wear out. Mohamed was also part of the Literary & Debating Society where he served as the Quiz Captain during his final academic year at Prince of Wales. Mohamed plans to study mechanical engineering at ALU.
Asked how to succeed in ALU application: “Try to know basic computing because all the [application] processes would be online…Embark on reading widely because you would be required to write over eight essays…Take part in public discussions with other applicants across the globe…Get involved in doing something different from normal schooling.”
The regular decision deadline for ALU is March 30th, 2015. Apply here.