“The greatest challenge I face as a student adviser is convincing interested applicants that we are a real organisation offering financially challenged individuals in Africa and the world the opportunity to earn, through online study or blended learning, quality, internationally recognised degrees from reputable partner universities, at a fraction of the cost thanks to the UNICAF Scholarship Programme.”
The Internet explosion has led to an infinite number of online degree programmes on offer. This never ending range of online university degree programmes, makes choosing the right one a difficult procedure, because of the many parameters one has to consider. Corporations, businesses and employers in general favour candidates who hold degrees from internationally recognised institutions. However, many people living in developing countries, far from urban areas, and with limited incomes, don’t have the option to travel abroad for their studies. So, they can either study online, with a university based in a far-away country, usually offering little support and leaving students to their own devices, or enrol with a local university, which may have limited options to offer.
UNICAF students are not only hard working they also care about the environment they live in. On the 2nd of September a group of our students in Ghana donned on their UNICAF t-shirts and caps and met, armed with spades, brooms, garden trolleys and plastic gloves at the Ring Road in Accra to clean it up.
The UNICAF Mauritius Office organised its very first student social activity in August. UNICAF students, doing Master’s degree programmes with UNICAF partner universities, enjoyed a memorable day cruising the azure waters of the island’s northern coastline on a catamaran. After meeting at the UNICAF Office the group headed to the beach. And even though weather conditions were far from ideal, all students enjoyed the bonding experience of cruising rough seas together with fellow UNICAF students, exchanging views and getting to know one another.