Regional Updates 

IASAS Africa Regional Coordinators:
Birgit Schreiber (South Africa) & Mustapha Jourdini (Egypt)






Journal of Student Affairs in Africa – New Issue Released

The Editorial Executive of the Journal of Student Affairs in Africa is happy to announce that a new issue entitled “First-Year Experience in Perspective” has been published with open access, on the journal’s website. Congratulations to the work of the authors and guest editor Annsilla Nyar for their work to advance Student Affairs across the Higher Education Sector in Africa and beyond.

New IASAS North Africa Region Coordinator:

The IASAS Africa region has welcomed Dr. Mustapha Jourdini, Ed.D., who is at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI), Morocco, ( heading up the Student Affairs Division. He will support the IASAS Africa activities in the North Africa Region. We are very excited to work with him and look forward to his contributions promoting activities in the northern African countries and to strengthen this aspect of higher education as an important tool of social justice, human rights and social-cultural development.



National Association of Student Development (NASDEV) Biennenial Conference – 4-7 October 2018, Free State Province, South Africa



Academic Degree in Higher Education Management:

South Africa has registered the first Post Graduate Degree with a focus on Student Affairs and Higher Education Management (PG Dip BMA Higher Education Management).  The Stellenbosch University South Africa, Business School, is offering the BMA HE Management as the first of this kind in Africa. The focus is on capacitating middle and senior Higher Education administrators, policy makers and strategists in terms of perspectives, theories and research in Higher Education. The focus includes core management competencies, internationalisation and mobility, human rights and critical issues of transformation and development.  ( For more information email  and

 – Marianyana Martha Selelo, Student & Welfare Planning, Human Resource Development Council of Botswana
– Vianna Renaud, Placement Development Advisor, Bournemouth University

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