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Australia varsity partners Ehizua Hub to expand access to online learning

Australia varsity partners Ehizua Hub to expand access to online learning

Torrens University, Australia varsity said it has signed a partnership deal with Ehizua Hub to provide students in Africa with greater access to online study options.

The Nigerian-based 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. The partnership with the Australian varsity sees the introduction of new scholarships for students on the continent, available across a range of Torrens University courses.

“Our commitment with Ehizua Hub to facilitate admission and scholarship for African students to Torrens University Australia is driven by our 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,” said Mark Falvo, Senior Vice President – International at Torrens University.

Ehizua Hub parades an advisory board chaired by Obiageli Ezekwesili, former Minister of Education. According to Ezekwesili, the scholarship initiative will create access to quality education for women and youth in Africa.

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Education Partnership Director of Ehizua Hub, Martha Hendra, who is currently in Nigeria supporting the activities of Ehizua Hub, describes the partnership as an opportunity for students to access local tailored internship opportunities, teamwork, and online learning.

Students and graduates of Torrens University in Nigeria can access Ehizua Hub for computer labs with reliable internet and relevant software. Ehizua Hub provides a platform for students to learn more about studying in Australia, and to connect, network, and workshop with peers.

“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,” Matthias Ehizua, CEO of Ehizua Hub, said.

“As Australia’s global university, we proudly welcome students from over 114 countries to study with us. Over time, we have built a sizable offshore online community of learners. Relationships and partnerships always underpin our approach. This is why we are proud to work with Ehizua Hub to ensure we remain true to our values – to Be Good and to Be Global.” The President of Torrens University Australia, Linda Brown, said:

The first cohort of students will commence online studies in Trimester 3, commencing on Monday, 13 September 2021.