The American University of Central Africa, which will be located in the city of Oyala, will offer to the students a degree that will be recognized, and can be used anywhere in the world, as stated by Katherine Hilker, Project Manager at Stonehill Education.
The Government of Equatorial Guinea sought advice from Stonehill Education and the School of Education at Boston University, to launch the American University of Central Africa, which will provide international degrees to Equatorial Guinean students and of other nationalities.
Equatorial Guinea has the highest literacy rate in Africa, and education has been a priority for the Government of the country for years, said Katherine Hilker, who stressed that acquiring knowledge in English and having a degree that can be used worldwide will benefit the people of Equatorial Guinea.
The partnership with Stonehill Education brings many advantages for the launch of the American University of Central Africa, such as international focus and recognition. “We have partnerships with international universities, the ability to hire faculty and staff from around the world and we are looking for international accreditation in both the USA and with European organizations,” said Hilker.
Stonehill Education has been working with the private sector, including international companies that are already present in Equatorial Guinea. “We know there is a lack of skilled labor in the country. The American University of Central Africa will help fill this vacuum. It will help support these international corporations that want to work with local labor,” added the manager.
A wide variety of courses is offered at the university, but the priority is to meet the specific needs of industry. Since 1979, the citizens of Equatorial Guinea have received over 500,000 scholarships to study at universities and professional and technical training programs abroad.
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