Sub-Saharan Africa has seen a brisk growth in Christian universities, making it one of the hot spots of Christian higher education. This trend highlights two welcome developments in the region: the feverish rise of Christian adherence and the phenomenal growth of higher learning.
A century ago, there were only 9 million Christians in Africa. Most of them thrived in the ancient churches of Egypt and Ethiopia. The number tripled to 30 million by 1950 and then grew three-fold after two decades. Today there is an estimated 360 million African Christians — Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, Pentecostal and African-instituted.