14 November 2018 | Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Dr. Barfour Adjei-Barwuah, and Andrews University President, Andrea Luxton, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on November 11.
The MOU provides a partial scholarship for qualifying Ghanaian students studying at Andrews. The agreement will last for five years.
According to GhanaWeb, Adjei-Barwuah said that the partnership secures 250 seats per year for Ghanaian students and professionals at Andrews, adding up to 1250 students over the lifetime of the agreement. The program gives students and professionals 50% off their Andrews tuition cost whether they study on campus or online.
“Andrews University is proud to be one of the most ethnically and internationally diverse national universities in the United States, and this agreement with the government of Ghana expands and deepens our commitment to be a place where world changers are made,” said Luxton, according to an Andrews news story.
“In my professional experience, I’ve had the opportunity to see the impact and possibilities that come with further education. If we talk about socio-economic development in our society, and of Ghana in particular, I believe that will best and truly come as we invest in our students and open the door to the possibilities of the future that come with further education,” said Adjei-Barwuah.
Andrews University is an Adventist university located in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Founded in 1874 as Battle Creek College, it was the first higher education facility started by the denomination and is widely recognized as the flagship university of the church. It has over 3000 students on campus. The institution offers approximately 130 undergraduate programs and 70 graduate programs.