Higher education plays a vital role in the nation’s development. The Higher education which means above secondary school starts from graduate level. The South African countries of Zambia and Tanzania have taken for the study as one of the researchers is serving in the study area. The sampling is purposive or judgmental sampling of 50 was used in this study and 25 participants were selected in each country who are graduate students and academicians. The questionnaire was converted into numerical data state in order to assess the intensity of barriers. Barriers to Higher education with reference to Gender, Location, Educational qualification of the parent, Marital status, Income level of the family, Age and type of the Institution of a candidate is analyzed. The data was analyzed by using SPSS software. The appropriate results were drawn to Alarm and address the Government policy makers, NGO’s, Heads of the Higher education Institutions and researchers to find the reasonable solution to meet the great challenges of the African countries.