NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 25 — The USA Worldwide College-Africa (USIU-Africa) has at the moment made historical past within the native increased schooling area with the commencement of its first cohort of scholars who pursued their Masters of Enterprise Administration (MBA) that was delivered totally on-line.
The category comprising twelve graduands was a part of greater than 1,339 graduates who obtained their levels in numerous Undergraduate and Postgraduate and Doctorate disciplines on the premier College’s forty fourth Graduation (commencement) ceremony.
On the vibrant ceremony presided over by outgoing Vice Chancellor Prof. Freida Brown and newly appointed Vice Chancellor Prof. Margee Ensign, the College management confirmed plans to reinforce its e-learning studying packages to fulfill rising market demand.
The Principal Secretary of College Schooling and Analysis Mr. Evans Atambo, who graced the Graduation Ceremony, lauded USIU-Africa for taking the lead in growing e-learning options to enrich conventional increased schooling supply choices.
“The commencement of this primary cohort of Postgraduate college students who’ve undertaken their research on-line from begin to end is encouraging and supplies a superb proof level that the supply of high quality e-learning on the increased schooling degree is feasible in Kenya,” Mr. Atambo stated.
USIU-Africa obtained regulatory approval to ship the totally on-line MBA program from the Fee for College Schooling (CUE) in 2020. This system is designed for on-line supply and digital examination inside 5 semesters (roughly 18 months) and is powered by a spread of studying sources, together with e-books, e-journals and different e-resources from the College’s on-line library.
Talking on the graduation ceremony, outgoing Vice Chancellor Prof. Freida Brown stated that this graduating class additionally featured the primary cohort of Bachelor of Arts in Animation and the Bachelor of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
“Congratulations to the graduating Class of 2022. You’re the future international leaders not solely right here in Kenya however throughout all the continent and past. We’re so happy with you and look ahead to hear the affect that you’ll create in your life journey,” stated Prof. Ensign who brings to her new place a distinguished scholarly and administrative status from each america and Africa.
In its not too long ago launched 2021-2026 Strategic Plan, the College outlined plans to strengthen its enrolment charges by greater than 32% whereas diversifying the vary of market-driven programs delivered as a part of its institutional progress plans. The Strategic Plan additionally highlights a blueprint to safe and intensify the College’s income mobilization efforts to finance its tutorial supply packages whereas leveraging its strong Data Know-how Methods.
The College additionally goals to transition 85% of its college students into the labour market by market-driven packages that meet the Twenty first-century business wants. As a part of its strategic plan, the establishment will triple exterior analysis funding and productiveness by 2026.