Teaching constitutional law in an ever-changing environment requires that the teacher should be up-to-date and well-versed in contemporary literature and thinking. Unfortunately, the quality of the teaching of constitutional law in African Universities is often poor: uncritical and seriously under-resourced.

This is not only due to limited access to up-to-date material, poor library facilities in general but also poor training in the teaching of the subject. Many of the universities still uncritically follow programmes that were drawn up more than 20 years ago and have hardly been revised to take account the recent literature and changes in emphasis in the teaching of the different components.

Aims

This working committee aims to

  • undertake a survey of the teaching of constitutional law and make recommendations on ways to improve the standards and the quality of teaching constitutional law in Africa.
  • exchange information about course design, case studies, teaching practices and assessment methods in constitutional law subjects.
  • share resources, innovation and digital tools and create space on the website for people to share ideas and experiences about how they teach.
  • explore the idea of collaborative teaching or developing shared teaching materials, especially in the area of comparative constitutional studies of African constitutional systems

Working Group Members

Rosaan Kruger
Secretary