The Ministry of Education has given accreditation for the establishment of a campus for Webster University, in Accra, following a rigorous review.
The University is now in the process of securing approval for the location from the United State’s Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
Since 1925, Webster University has been accredited by HLC, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and one of six regional accreditors of institutions of higher education in the US.
Once approved, Webster University graduates from Ghana will earn degrees recognised by both US and Ghanaian accreditors.
A statement issued by Patrick Giblin, the University’s Director of Public Relations in Accra and copied to Ghana News Agency said Webster University had selected graduate and undergraduate programmes for its Ghana campus based on interest of students and employers in the region.
The first graduate programme will be a Master of Business Administration while undergraduate programmes will include International Business, International Relations, and Media Communications.
Webster’s President Elizabeth J. Beth Stroble noted: “As a truly global university, Webster has embraced the ideals and impact of globalism over nearly a century of growth. Our history of meeting unmet needs by taking education to where it is most needed now takes root in Ghana.
“We look forward to partnering with Ghanaians to build the capacity for individuals and communities there and across the Webster global network to prosper in an increasingly connected world.”
In addition to Ghana and its North American locations, Webster University also has campuses in Austria, China, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Thailand and the United Kingdom.
The University partnered WadiDegla Holding Company, based in Cairo-Egypt, to make the Ghana location a reality.