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#1 Wednesday 15th of June 2016 11:19

OT Education Programs in Africa

I am gathering updated information about OT programs in Africa for my MS students about OT programs in Africa.

How many OT Education programs are on the Continent of Africa?
Which ones are 3 year certificate programs?
Which ones are Bachelors in OT?
Which ones are MS in OT?
Do any of the OT programs in Africa offer a OTD or a PhD?

Thank you!
anne marie

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#2 Wednesday 15th of June 2016 12:15

chichayatf
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Re: OT Education Programs in Africa

Hi Anne Marie,

We have been working on compiling such a list @ OTARG, at the moment we have a list of 22 OT Schools from about 9 countries. The list is not conclusive though. I couldn't attach the table here, the format gets messed up if i'm to paste it here. For OTARG member countries see: www.otarg.org.za 

Regrads
Tongai (OT, Vice-Chairperson OTARG).

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#3 Wednesday 15th of June 2016 12:42

Kit Sinclair
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Re: OT Education Programs in Africa

Hi Anne Marie and Tongai,

As I see more and more education programmes developing in Africa and being approved by WFOT, I feel that it will be useful to share this information broadly. I would like to include it in the next issue of the WFOT Bulletin as an update from the previous table prepared by Rosenn Botokru Beguin in November 2013 (WFOT Bulletin 68:51-58. We could comment on the number of new programmes approved at our last Council Meeting in March.

You can contact me at BulletinEditor@wfot.com

Thanks lots,
Kit Sinclair

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#4 Thursday 16th of June 2016 23:26

NDYOWAAWE
Member

Re: OT Education Programs in Africa

Hello!
am
Glad to meet all of you here!.
Am Ndyowaawe Arron Bram
an OT student from Uganda, I understand that Madagascar has developed an OT program but I've not yet got in touch with their students'  Then Zambia is opening another one this August intake. I think its only SA that has universities have Msc and PhDs as of now.
so far so good

trekking together

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#5 Thursday 30th of June 2016 09:16

Leani Kemp
Member

Re: OT Education Programs in Africa

Hi,

I studied at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa,

If I remember correctly South Africa has 8 accredited 4 year OT programs.

Stellenbosch is a B.OT course, and also offers OT on Masters and Doctorate levels.
Not too sure about the other universities in SA

Goodluck forming your list!

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#6 Wednesday 6th of July 2016 12:18

linlin
Member

Re: OT Education Programs in Africa

Excited to hear about these developments, as an OT in the UK with an interest in OT practice in Ghana and Africa in general.

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#7 Thursday 7th of July 2016 04:53

BillRoberts
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Re: OT Education Programs in Africa

linlin wrote:

Excited to hear about these developments, as an OT in the UK with an interest in OT practice in Ghana and Africa in general.

Hi Linlin,
I know that the OT education program in Accra, Ghana started about 2-3 years ago. Thanks for showing interest in the forum!

Cheers!
Bill

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#8 Thursday 15th of September 2016 23:01

YewandeC
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Re: OT Education Programs in Africa

In Nigeria, there are only two institutions that offer Occupational Therapy. One is a Federal School; offers a diploma (3years), and the other, a university; offers a bachelorette degree (5years).

Last edited by YewandeC (Thursday 15th of September 2016 23:03)

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#9 Saturday 22nd of October 2016 14:11

Re: OT Education Programs in Africa

Dear Anne-Marie,

OT educatoin has started in Rwanda as well.
Bachelor level, 4 years OT education

Kind regards,

Anne-Mie

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