SARUA’s aim is thus to strengthen the leadership and institutions of higher education in the southern African region
Madagascar is a former French colony which, like most other French African colonies, gained independence in 1960. The population of the island is predominantly of mixed Asian and African origin with around 18 ethnic or cultural groups. The major language is Malagasy, while French is widely used as the language of education. English is increasingly being spoken in some pockets of society and has now been introduced in primary schools.