Nexford University, a US-based learning institution founded in 2017 has announced its entry into East Africa, with Kenya as its first market.
The university offers US- accredited degrees worldwide, with relatively affordable pricing models. The institution has grown exponentially across Africa, setting up in Nigeria, Egypt, and South Africa. So far, more than 8,000 learners have graduated from Nexford, undertaking over 33,000 skills-focused courses.
Fadl Al Tarzi, founder and CEO of Nexford University, said, Similar to many other African nations Kenya is witnessing a supply-demand imbalance across higher education, largely as a result of rapid growth in youth population. We are excited to help address that capacity shortage in partnership with a number of local organizations.”
Tarzi added that as Kenya’s economy continues to grow, there is a need to provide more means to access the development of skills.
“We are equally excited to help address local and global talent shortages by enabling Kenyan youth to build the skills they need to qualify for both local and remote jobs. We’ve seen many encouraging examples of how Kenyans can excel in remote jobs, at a time when employers in the US are struggling to find talent locally.” Tarzi added.
The university has selected Dr. Laila Macharia,a renowned Kenyan lawyer, businesswoman, entrepreneur, and investor Senior Advisor, charged with creating strategic partnerships.
“I am passionate about education and the social and economic opportunities it opens up for young people – so I’m delighted to be joining Nexford. I look forward to working with Nexford’s global team to deliver new opportunities for Kenyan learners,” she said.
Nexford will be expanding in Kenya through a range of online partnerships as the organization maintains its online-only strategy. These partnerships include employer partnerships in order for employers to access Nexford’s pipeline of qualified graduates.
Nexford is also exploring collaboration with local universities who wish to offer their existing learners additional online programs offered by Nexford, to complement their existing offline offerings. They include Zetech University and Riara University.
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