I concur with the content of the brief regarding the advocated learning approach with a focus on self-directed learning. Through this process, learners take charge of their learning from the planning stage through development towards change. This includes carrying out tasks and activities autonomously. The role of the university lecturer becomes more of a facilitator in motivating learners towards self-directed learning. In an era where the half-life of knowledge is very short, individuals are expected to operate within a lifelong learning paradigm. Since only some learning will take place within formal settings, self-directed learning will fill the Knowledge and skills gaps. Africans will have to make the best use of open educational resources (OERs) and other free resources for self-directed learning.