Written by Ere-ebi AGEDAH

Nexford varsity launches online degrees, targets Nigerian students

Nexford University has disclosed plans to launch affordable online degree programmes which will target Nigerian students.

In a statement, CEO Nexford, Fadl Al Tarzi, said the institution has acquired $6 million funding to provide affordable and quality education to students across the globe and specifically Nigerian student.

According to Al Tarzi, the school which is accredited opened its virtual, online doors to its first batch of BBA and MBA learners on February 1, 2019, affording students in Nigeria the opportunity to earn a Bachelor’s degree with a startup mentality.

‘‘Nexford University, a one-year-old startup, is gearing up for its ‘Series A’ funding to launch globally $6 million funding. Students in Nigeria can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) for $80 per month.

‘‘The American university’s has built a distinguished team including machine learning engineers and full-time faculty with terminal degrees.

“We are building a next-generation university that will offer world-class competency based education powered by the latest AI technology. This requires significant investment to reach global scale.”

The Washington based university added that it is in the process of raising money to enhance the learner experience, benefitting students across the globe.

Sometime in January, former Minister of Education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, became a member of Nexford’s Advisory Board and announced a scholarship program for Nigerian women studying on the university’s BBA program.

The university also launched a scholarship program with Dangote Cement.

Chief Partnership Officer Nexford, Dr Sonal Minocha, said “We are building our collaborative capital by partnering with like-minded influencers and organizations to co-create a new kind of university. Our inaugural scholarships and partnerships have set a strong foundation toward delivering education with impact."
















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