Promote unity among democratic and progressive student movements in and of Africa based on a common anti-imperialist, anti-colonialist, anti-neocolonialist objective; create among the broad masses of African people an awareness of the problems confronting Africa; urge students, as an integral part of society, to be fully involved in efforts to solve these problems; be fully involved in the people's struggle against imperialism, colonialism, neocolonialism, racism and Zionism and for peace, national independence, democracy and social progress; struggle for true reform and democratization of education; foster development of students through inter-African institutional and cultural exchange programmes and extra-curricular activities such as sports; protect the rights of students of Africa; promote a spirit of internationalism.
AASU operates in the following areas:
Research and Analysis;
Leadership and Capacity Building;
Human Rights and Equality;
Education, Culture, Awareness creation and Advocacy;
Networking and cooperation etc.