The UNICAF Corporate Scholarship Scheme to Benefit Employees of the Next Media Corporation in Uganda

A ground-breaking agreement of co-operation was signed in Kampala, between UNICAF and Next Media, (the umbrella group for NBS TV, Nile Post, Salam TV, Sanyuka TV and a host of other companies in Uganda). The co-operation between the two organisations falls under the innovative UNICAF Corporate Scholarship Scheme, and will enable employees of Next Media to increase their professional knowledge and skills at a fraction of the original cost, thanks to guaranteed 85% UNICAF scholarships plus 15% sponsorship offered by their employer. Under the agreement, eligible Next Media employees can study online toward Master’s degree programmes offered by the University of South Wales in the UK, or multi-campus Unicaf University in Africa, or even conduct scientific research leading to a Doctorate degree qualification with Unicaf University.

UNICAF Is the Answer to the Educational Challenges Faced by Students in Africa

Economic growth in the last decades in many developing countries has managed to somewhat increase prosperity of small segments of the population. But the continuing increase in births, plus the lack of the necessary infrastructure and available public funds renders the public services in developing countries seriously unable to fulfill their purpose. This is particularly obvious in the sector of education. When governments cannot provide adequate university places to satisfy the educational needs of the new generations, sustainable development is simply not possible.