Posts tagged higher education
And it’s signed! New partnership with the Ghanaian Government

And it’s signed! We’re very happy to announce that Brighter Investment and the Ghanaian government have decided to work together on improving accessibility to higher education in Ghana. The Ghanaian government of President Nana Akufo-Addo has rolled out a program that makes senior high school free for all Ghanaian students. This has, over little more than two years, increased enrollment in senior high school from 308,000 students to 430,000 students and is expected to increase demand for tertiary education by 50% over the next 5 years. To pay for this increased demand, the Ghanaian government is looking for private partners like Brighter Investment.

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Brighter Investment on TV

Richard Adarkwah and Joy Lamptey, the Regional Manager and the Student Success Manager for Brighter Investment in Ghana, are interviewed on AAU Talks about financing higher education in Africa. The Association of African Universities (AAU) is the official African Union body representing all higher education institutions within that Union. The full 50 minute interview can be found on the AAU Facebook page and is definitely worth a watch. But if you’re short on time, here are our 6 favorite parts.

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Why we care about investing in African students & why you should as well

In our recent blog posts we dove into how our student investment model works and we presented metrics that show that it actually works. We also answered the most frequently asked questions except for one, a very simple one: why? Why have the people on our team decided to do this? And what do we ultimately hope to achieve with Brighter Investment?

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The Future of higher education in the age of online learning

Society is changing at an unprecedented pace. Today, self-driving cars and phones that schedule hair appointments are no longer fiction, but reality. An estimated 6 billion people now have access to cellphones (whereas 4.5 billion have access to toilets). Given the way technology is transforming society, it is natural to wonder: What will the future of higher education look like? Does the rise of massive open online courses mean the end of traditional universities?

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