Tulsa, OKLAHOMA, January 16, 2019 – Star University has signed a long-term agreement with H.E.L.P Inc., a West African based foundation, to increase Nigerian student enrollment in higher education. The partnership will play an integral role in providing 21st century career-ready skills to the people of Egbe, Nigeria. The first program to be offered in Nigeria is the Digital Media Certificate program. The DMC program is licensed in the United States under the Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools (OBPVS). Star University Nigeria starts recruiting this spring for courses starting in the fall of 2019. The 11-month program is a professional certificate program that provides students with career-ready skills in digital media. Developed by experts, the certificate program focuses on topics such as film-making, production, marketing, technology, analytics, social media and more.
"In today’s globally connected society and economy, it is more important than ever that our students benefit from a diverse education and interaction with professors, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds and perspectives,” said Dr. Robert Brown, President of Star University. “Students from Egbe will enhance the learning environment and provide skills that will allow them to work throughout Nigeria or even the world. Through this partnership with H.E.L.P, we aim to provide talented and ambitious students with even more opportunities to study and learn skills that are crucial to the 21st-century workplace. We believe H.E.L.P, Inc. will play an important role in the creation of the next generation of global citizens and leaders for the city and region of Egbe Nigeria."
In addition to learning career-ready skills, Digital Media Certification program participants will have the opportunity to experience a paid internship with a local or international business. Students will apply new job-skills that will have an immediate impact on both the student and the company.
About Star University
Star University is an international university licensed in the State of Oklahoma by the Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools. Star U. utilizes non-traditional, virtual classrooms to fit the needs of individuals giving them the education necessary to live fulfilling lives. The university offers online degree completion programs as well as online degrees in West and Central Africa and the Digital Media Certificate Program in the United States.
About H.E.L.P. INC
HELP, Inc. founded the Good Shepherd Primary School in the town of Okoloke. What originally began as a nomadic school for the Fulani people, has transitioned into a Private School, run by the local community. HELP assists local Nigerian communities in establishing schools and partners with Heritage College in Egbe. Other programs provide vocational education for at-risk teenagers as well as lifelong learning and literacy for adults.
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