Young African Leaders – ALA 2016 Admissions Are Open!

Young African Leaders – ALA 2016 Admissions Are Open!

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African Leadership Academy (ALA) is calling for applications for 2016 admissions to the institution’s flagship Two Year Pre-University Programme.

Young leaders aged 16 to 19 years from across Africa are invited to submit their applications to participate in a unique curriculum that includes courses in Entrepreneurial Leadership, African Studies, Writing & Rhetoric, and Cambridge A-Levels.

With a world-class faculty based in Johannesburg, South Africa and innovative teaching and learning methodologies, ALA offers a strong-student-centred learning environment that provides young leaders with the knowledge and inspiration they need to develop as effective, positive change-agents on the African continent.

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Based on annual applications, ALA identifies young leaders from across the continent with demonstrated leadership potential, a passion for Africa, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a track record of community service.

After their graduation from the two-year program, ALA continues to support these leaders with on-going leadership training, access to internships and careers; and importantly by connecting them to high-impact networks of people and capital that will empower them to create transformative change.

The window of this exceptional opportunity is narrow with only 125 places offered and applications closing by 15 December 2015.

Learners interested in applying can do so online, or download the necessary documentation at the African Leadership Programme.

Two Year Pre-University Programme Curriculum

The First Year: A Multidisciplinary Curriculum

All students study the core offering of English, Mathematics, Entrepreneurial Leadership, African Studies and Writing & Rhetoric.

In addition, they choose a combination of Cambridge-administered IGCSE, AS or A2 electives that can include courses from the Natural Sciences, the Humanities & Languages and Commerce. Courses are offered at a range of levels. There is also the choice of an online Computer Programming course.

The Second Year: Academic Focus Subjects

Students continue with English, Entrepreneurial Leadership, African Studies and Writing & Rhetoric. They also select a combination of higher-level courses from the IGSCE, AS or A-Levels that can include courses from the Natural Sciences, the Humanities & Languages and Commerce.

A continuation program for the online Computer Programming course is offered. Students who demonstrate sufficient capability are able to additionally pursue higher challenges through research in the Sciences, the Humanities or Creative Arts.

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ALA also offers expanded course options via the Global Online Academy (GOA) – a platform through which students from selected leading schools from around the world can cross enrol in courses led by faculty from each other’s schools.  ALA is the only African member of GOA.

Application Criteria

ALA seeks young African leaders aged 16 – 19 with:

  • Leadership Potential
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Commitment to Service
  • Passion for Africa
  • Academic Achievement.

How to Apply

Apply online, or download the necessary documentation at www.africanleadershipacademy.org/apply before 15 December 2015.

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