Nexford College – the US-based subsequent era college platform providing inexpensive, US accredited levels worldwide has introduced growth throughout East Africa beginning with Kenya, and the appointment of main Kenyan businesswoman, Dr. Laila Macharia, as Senior Advisor.
The growth to Kenya follows speedy progress of its learner base throughout Africa, together with Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa. Since inception in 2019 – over 8,000 Nexford learners worldwide have accomplished over 33,000 skills-focused programs, making ready them for the twenty first century office.
Fadl Al Tarzi, founder and CEO of Nexford College, commented:“Kenya’s financial system continues to develop and is destined to leapfrog improvement on account of a comparatively sturdy major schooling system, a sturdy know-how infrastructure and a authorities clearly dedicated to digital transformation. Much like many different African nations Kenya is witnessing a supply-demand imbalance throughout increased schooling, largely on account of speedy progress in youth inhabitants. We’re excited to assist deal with that capability scarcity in partnership with a lot of native organizations.
We’re equally excited to assist deal with native and international expertise shortages by enabling Kenyan youth to construct the abilities they should qualify for each native and distant jobs. We’ve seen many encouraging examples of how Kenyans can excel in distant jobs, at a time when employers within the US are struggling to search out expertise domestically.”
Dr. Laila Macharia ,a famend Kenyan lawyer, businesswoman, entrepreneur, and investor ,has been appointed as Senior Advisor targeted on strategic partnerships throughout East Africa beginning with Kenya. Laila is Chair of the Africa Digital Media Institute (“ADMI”), Non-Govt Director of Absa Financial institution, and Vice Chair of the Centum Funding Firm. Her huge expertise in management and mentoring will assist Nexford’s progress and the success of its Kenyan learners.
Laila Macharia, Senior Advisor to Nexford College, stated:“I’m enthusiastic about schooling and the social and financial alternatives it opens up for younger individuals – so I’m delighted to be becoming a member of Nexford. I look ahead to working with Nexford’s international workforce to ship new alternatives for Kenyan learners.
“I used to be additionally thrilled to talk at Nexford’s on-line schooling occasion in Nairobi, elevating consciousness of the large alternative for proficient Africans to arrange for the way forward for work and entry the worldwide grid of distant employment. The various advantages of on-line schooling – supplied by platforms akin to Nexford – will assist the shift from a ‘mind drain’ to amassing ‘mind capital’.”
As Nexford strives to ship schooling related to twenty first century employers it has partnered with the Federation of Kenya Employers – the nationwide physique for Kenyan employers, to research abilities shortages throughout Kenyan employers. The outcomes of this evaluation will inform Nexford’s curriculum improvement efforts to assist employers upskill and reskill their workforce members, in-line with Nexford’s international backwards design mannequin which makes use of employer information to ship skills-focused curricula.
Nexford shall be increasing in Kenya by means of a variety of on-line partnerships because the group maintains its online-only technique which it has adopted worldwide. These partnerships embody employer partnerships to ensure that employers to entry Nexford’s pipeline of certified graduates. Examples of such employers is Superfoam, a number one firm within the manufacturing sector.
The edtech is additionally exploring collaboration with native universities who want to supply their current learners further on-line packages supplied by Nexford, to enhance their current offline choices. They embody Zetech College , a personal college integrating innovation, entrepreneurship and know-how, and Riara College – a personal college specialised in enterprise and ICT.
To unfold consciousness round on-line schooling and distant profession readiness, in collaboration with ADMI Nexford hosted an occasion attended by tons of of Kenyan youth and younger professionals. Going down on March 10, main Kenyan companies, educators and recruiters attended together with Gladys W. Wagura – Director, Open Distance & e-learning, Zetech College; Galaty Grace – Head of Expertise Acquisition, Wasoko; and Paul Breloff – CEO & co-founder, Shortlist. Attendees discovered about on-line schooling’s benefits, the abilities important for achievement within the digital financial system and heard straight from employers on what they search for in candidates.
Nexford’s tech-enabled enterprise mannequin delivers schooling effectively with out compromising on high quality. Common annual tuition for a Grasp’s diploma from Nexford prices $2,800 – a fraction of the US nationwide common of $36,000.
Since its inception in 2019, Nexford has expanded its educational providing to incorporate over 100 skills-focused programs, with over 8,000 learners in 100 international locations who’ve accomplished greater than 33,000 programs and graduated from 1,100 full diploma packages.