Determined to cushion the effect of the Ongoing ASUU strike on millions of Nigerian students, Nexford, a Washington DC-based next-generation university has partnered with PiggyVest, an African-based fintech to offer affordable and uninterrupted education to students.
This partnership the companies said will help over three million customers achieve their financial goals through easy savings and investment.
According to a statement made available to Businessandeducationnews, Nexford said this partnership is yet another giant step in its commitment to offering affordable and uninterrupted education.
“40 learners will initially benefit from the scholarship as they will advance their skills in Business Analytics, Product Management, 360 Degrees Marketing, and Digital Transformation. PiggyVest will cover 100% of tuition fees for a select number of programmes.
Odunayo Eweniyi, Chief operating officer, and Co-Founder of PiggyVest said as a company founded by young Nigerians who had the fortune to meet in university, it is more than committed to playing a part, however small, in making sure that undergraduates affected by the ongoing strike have an avenue to continue learning.
“We are partnering with Nexford University on this initiative because we sincerely believe continuous learning is essential to development. We hope that access to these courses, that build some of the most in-demand skills today, is a start.”
Eweniyi said the partnership will further support PiggyVest’s Corporate Social Responsibility plans to equip young people with the skills required to land lucrative international opportunities with local and global organizations.
Commenting on this exciting partnership, Jennifer Bangoura, director of Career Innovation at Nexford said the institution is honoured to partner with a company like PiggyVest, adding that PiggyVest embodies what it means to be future-focused, innovative and customer-centric – values that are embedded throughout Nexford’s curriculum.
Bangoura said with this partnership, students affected by the ongoing ASUU strike would have access to an uninterrupted learning experience from an international organization to build essential skills to remain competitive in an ever-changing job market.
“Nexford is committed to solving the world’s biggest employer challenges – skills – and bridging talent gaps in various sectors globally”.
“Through a strategic partnership with key players in different sectors, the university continues to expand its reach globally, and strengthen its commitment to enable social and economic mobility through high-quality yet affordable American education, 100% online,” Bangoura said.