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Australian varsity, IT firm offer Nigerians student online study options

Torrens University Australia
Torrens University Australia

Torrens University Australia has announced a new partnership with Nigeria-based Ehizua Hub to provide African students with greater access to online study options.

The new partnership will also see the introduction of new scholarships for African students, available across a range of Torrens University courses, the Nigerian firm said in Lagos Thursday.

Ehizua quoted the Senior Vice President – International at Torrens University, Mark Falvo as saying the institution’s commitment with Ehizua Hub to facilitate admission and scholarship for African students is driven by its pledge to fundamentally ‘Be Good’.

‘’This simple but powerful ethos affirms our commitment to champion the power of education to connect Africa for good. It is embedded in support for our students’’, the firm said.

The Advisory Board Chair of Ehizua Hub, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, lauded the scholarship initiative as a direct commitment of Torrens University Australia and Ehizua Hub in creating access to quality education for women and youth in Africa.

Education Partnership Director of Ehizua Hub, Martha Hendra, who is currently in Nigeria supporting the activities of Ehizua Hub, said: “This partnership provides the opportunity for students to access local tailored internship opportunities, teamwork and online learning.”

Hendra said students and graduates of Torrens University in Nigeria could now  access Ehizua Hub for computer labs with reliable internet and relevant software, adding that the firm “provides a platform for students to learn more about studying in Australia, and to connect, network and workshop with peers’’.

Matthias Ehizua, CEO of Ehizua Hub, said: “Access to affordable quality education and fostering innovation and entrepreneurship are the best ways to achieve inclusive and equal education with enhanced graduate outcomes in Africa and beyond. These beliefs drive the founding values of Ehizua Hub.”

Ehizua Hub said the first cohort of students will commence online studies in Trimester 3, commencing on Monday, 13 September 2021.

Ehizua Hub is a social enterprise that provides equal access to education, as well as fostering innovation and entrepreneurship by bridging financial and digital divides.