One of Africa’s premier higher learning institutions, ProU Education Nigeria, has launched the ProU Online College to provide high-quality job-ready diplomas and certificates for Nigerian students.
The online college established in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with accreditation from EduQua, a body recognised and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government, aims at making smooth Nigerian students’ transition from education to professional life.
The parent company, ProU, is Africa’s first education institution bringing together the latest technological expertise from Europe, best global education partners and proven pedagogy that connects students with global opportunities.
A statement by the institution noted that Nigerians don’t have to revolve their lives around finding the next opportunity to go abroad for better work. It said ProU helps students find the right route to get remote jobs from anywhere anytime.
“ProU Online College offers affordable and quality online diplomas with a team of top academics, professionals, and experts with extensive real-world experience. With over 95 percent student-career success rate, US$ 5 million in scholarships, 30 experts and 100 institutional partners, it empowers students from secondary school to top-tier higher education, and beyond.
“State-of-the-art and professional 50+ courses; and other competitive tests and career management services, ProU is carving a new path for Nigerian students. With an EduQua European accredited new-age digital learning platform, the college has courses from the School of Technology and Business for students to pursue their higher education from anywhere across Africa. It also guarantees embedded internships designed to upskill students for future jobs,” the statement said.
The school noted that a 30 percent full scholarship is available for deserving students. It said enrolling for ProU Online College does not require West African Senior School Certificate Examinations(WASSCE), National Examinations Council (NECO) examinations, or Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
It added the free application process and empowers students to take up a course with flexible tuition fee payment plans.
The institution said courses are tailor-made to provide students with skills relevant to the 21st century, adding that students will study in a virtual classroom using either the “ProU App” on the Android store or web browser (app.proueducation.com), which is designed to enable interaction between students and teachers.
It noted that with access to pre-recorded course materials, discussion forums, multimedia content, videos, audio, and card-based) and efficient bite-sized (15 min) format and assessments delivered on mobiles, learning is 80 percent asynchronized anywhere, anytime while the rest is focussed group discussions with professors for questions and answers and feedback.
“A course from ProU UAE offers you dual credits – EduQua, an accreditation body recognised and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government. With these credits, ProU programmes are recognised by employers globally and credits can be transferred for further education all over the world.
“Also ProU’s Career Management Centre brings live, in-person events, and offers unparalleled support to help learners network with industry peers and find jobs and opportunities that are in line with their career goals. Guaranteed remote internships with companies in countries such as the US, UK, Spain and India on course completion elevate the level of skills that students acquire over their educational journey and help them gain exposure to the real world with on-the-job training, exposure to global colleagues, learning best practices, career and interview preparation. Enriched with this exposure, 60 percent of graduates can secure full-time employment post their internships.
“ProU UAE comes as a beacon of light for Nigerian students who are grappling with uncertainty over their future. Be it struggles with the JAMB test; a 200 percent hike in fees by the country’s federal and state universities, ProU gives long-term solutions for an immediate uplift of the nation’s several talented young students hoping for a bright future. Cost-effective, flexible, and offering a plethora of choices – online learning through the institution is a world of endless possibilities,” the statement added.