Ghana Ministry of Education Accredits Webster University's New Accra Campus
Campus is in process toward U.S. approval from Higher Learning Commission
ST. LOUIS, July 25, 2013 - Ghana's Ministry of Education has accredited Webster University's long-awaited new campus in Accra, Ghana, following a rigorous review.
The University is now in the process of securing approval for the Ghana location from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Since 1925, Webster University has been accredited by HLC, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and one of six regional accreditors of institutions of higher education in the U.S.
Once approved, Webster University graduates from Ghana will earn degrees recognized by both U.S. and Ghanaian accreditors.
Webster University has selected graduate and undergraduate programs for the Ghana campus based on interest of students and employers in the region. The first graduate program will be a Master of Business Administration and undergraduate programs include international business, international relations, and media communications.
“As a truly global university, Webster has embraced the ideals and impact of globalism over nearly a century of growth,” said Webster's President Elizabeth J. “Beth” Stroble. “Our history of meeting unmet needs by taking education to where it is most needed now takes root in Ghana. We look forward to partnering with Ghanaians to build the capacity for individuals and communities there and across the Webster University global network to prosper in an increasingly connected world.”
In addition to Ghana and its North American locations, Webster University also has campuses in Austria, China, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Thailand and the United Kingdom.
To make the Ghana location a reality, Webster University partnered with Wadi Degla Holding Company based in Cairo, Egypt to acquire the location for the new campus.
“We have a proven track record of working in partnership – locally and globally – with governments, nonprofit organizations, and businesses to deliver relevant academic programs that lead to career mobility around the world,” said Webster University Provost, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Julian Schuster. “We are fortunate to have a strong network of accomplished alumni around the world, including in Ghana, who help make our strategic vision reality.
“Webster is defining what it means to be globally connected in today's world,” he added. “Collaboration, outreach and presence are key.”
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University (www.webster.edu) is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit, U.S.-based university that is providing a network of international residential campuses and a robust online learning program.
Founded in 1915, Webster University's campus network today includes metropolitan, military and corporate locations around the world. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.
Webster students have a unique opportunity to study at different campus locations, enjoy small classes and personalized attention resulting in a Webster University degree and a truly global perspective. Student housing is made available and travel scholarships are awarded to qualified students.
Visit Webster University Ghana Campus website at http://www.webster.edu/locations/?txtLocation=ghana.