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Chika Sehoole

Professor Chika Sehoole

Non-Executive Director

Board: Member

Prof Sehoole's has been appointed, he joined the JET board of directors in January 2023.

Prof Chika Sehoole is a professor of higher education and the Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria. He obtained his PhD at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in December 2002. In 2003/4 he was a visiting Rockefeller post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for African Studies at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. In 2005/06 he was a New Century Fulbright Fellow again, at the same university. Professor Sehoole worked his career and climbed through the ranks from when he was first appointed as a lecturer in 2001, and got promoted to Senior lecturer in 2003, and Associate Professor in 2007 and full Professor in 2016. Between 2007 and 2010 he was seconded to the Department of Education where he served as Chief Director for Planning in 2007/08 and of Policy in 2008-2010.

Prof Sehoole has previously worked as a Project officer for the Joint Education Trust during the period 2006-2009. This followed a stint with the Education Policy Unit at the University of the Western Cape where he worked as a research officer during the period 1992- 1996. He has served on a number of boards of education institutions including the Board of the Institutes of Higher Education in Mpumalanga, the Board of the Institute of Education in the Northern Cape, the Board of the South African Qualifications Authority and the Board of the Higher Education Quality Committee.

His research interests are in the areas of higher education policy, internationalization of higher education, higher education in Africa and globalization of higher education. He has served in several international research projects focusing on higher education and providing expertise from the South African and African perspectives. In 2013-2017 he served as the Chairperson of the Board of the African Network for Internationalization of Education (ANIE) and he is currently serving on its board. He currently serves as the chairperson of the Education Deans’ Forum of South Africa. He has one single authored scholarly book, three edited scholarly books on higher education and published more than 40 articles in journal articles, book chapters and popular media.

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