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Nexford 2023 Graduation ceremony featured on AIT with words from Nexford Boardmember Dr Oby Ezekwesili and Nexford CEO Fadl Al Tarzi

September 2023

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FITC Partners NexFord To Tackle ‘Japa’ Syndrome In Financial Sector

FITC Partners NexFord To Tackle ‘Japa’ Syndrome In Financial Sector

Financial Institutions Training Centre (FITC), has announced a partnership with Nexford University aimed at tackling skill migration, popularly known as japa syndrome in the financial sector.

October 2023
Nexford University graduates 600+ learners

Nexford University graduates 600+ learners

Nexford University (NXU), a next-generation online university based in Washington DC, America has awarded five Nigerian students for being outstanding in academics and character during its 2023 graduation event.

October 2023
Nexford University Launches New .EDU Website

Nexford University Launches New .EDU Website

Nexford University, a next-generation online university based in Washington D.C., is excited to announce the launch of its new website at https://www.nexford.edu. Previously operating under https://www.nexford.org, the university has made the decision to migrate to the new domain due to becoming DEAC accredited.

September 2023
Nexford University appoints Inneh as Nigeria country director

Nexford University appoints Inneh as Nigeria country director

Nexford University, a next-generation online university based in Washington D.C., has announced the appointment of Oghogho Inneh as its new country director in Nigeria. Oghogho joins Nexford University from the Nigerian University of Technology and Management (NUTM), where she served as the director of the Project Management Office and led the project team to launch and grow the start-up University, according to a statement on Tuesday.

September 2023
Who invests in who? Emerge, Owl Ventures and Learn

Who invests in who? Emerge, Owl Ventures and Learn

The next instalment in our series of articles exploring the investment ecosystem within international education focuses on early stage venture capital funds. If you have a good idea, or a working prototype for a lucrative business innovation, then there are several investment funds who will be interested in what you have to say.

August 2023
JOOPSA, Nexford partner to revolutionise Edo workforce

JOOPSA, Nexford partner to revolutionise Edo workforce

The John Odigie-Oyegun Public Service Academy (JOOPSA), yesterday, partnered a leading United States (US)-based online institution, Nexford University, to revolutionise digital learning through training and re-training of public and civil servants on service delivery.

June 2023
Nexford University partners with The Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) and Africa Digital Media Institute – to improve graduate recruitment in Kenya

Nexford University partners with The Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) and Africa Digital Media Institute – to improve graduate recruitment in Kenya

Nexford University – the Washington DC-based, next-generation university platform offering affordable, US-accredited degrees worldwide – announces the signing of a tripartite partnership with Africa Digital Media Institute (“ADMI”) – a leading training platform for Africa’s creatives, and the Federation of Kenya Employers (“FKE”) – the leading employers’ membership body in Kenya.

May 2023
Nexford University launches ‘Banking Pathway Coalition’ – via initial partnership with Nigeria's Sterling Bank and Unify – Improving hiring of entry level talent

Nexford University launches ‘Banking Pathway Coalition’ – via initial partnership with Nigeria's Sterling Bank and Unify – Improving hiring of entry level talent

Nexford University, the Washington DC-based next generation university platform offering affordable, US-accredited degrees worldwide, announces the launch of its ‘Banking Pathway Coalition’, to improve entry level talent hiring in Nigeria’s banking sector.

May 2023
Fadl Al Tarzi Speaks on How Nexford University Bridges the Gap in Global Cybersecurity Sector

Fadl Al Tarzi Speaks on How Nexford University Bridges the Gap in Global Cybersecurity Sector

Fadl Al Tarzi, Founder and CEO of Nexford University, tells us how the AI-driven, next-generation University platform is set to enable African learners to take hold of the education and career opportunities amidst rapidly growing global demand for cybersecurity skills.

March 2023
Nexford expands distance courses to East Africa

Nexford expands distance courses to East Africa

US-based distance learning institution Nexford University has announced its expansion into East Africa, starting with partnerships in Kenya.

March 2023
Nexford varsity secures U. S. accreditation for degree programmes

Nexford varsity secures U. S. accreditation for degree programmes

The next-generation online university platform, Nexford University has secured America’s accreditation which is carried out by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).

March 2023
Meet the 142 Companies Making an Outsized Impact in the Mid-Atlantic

Meet the 142 Companies Making an Outsized Impact in the Mid-Atlantic

Nexford University ranked at #24 by Inc. Magazine in the publication’s Inc. 5000 Regionals: Mid-Atlantic list.

March 2023
‘We prioritize public benefits over profitability,’ Nexford University Founder says

‘We prioritize public benefits over profitability,’ Nexford University Founder says

Nexford University Founder & CEO Fadl Al Tarzi joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss affordable education, non-traditional university models, profit, national accreditation, partnering with Microsoft and IBM, bridging the skills gap, and the outlook for higher education.

February 2023
Advancing African education systems

Advancing African education systems

Joining CNBC Africa to discuss education and employment trends on the continent for 2023 is Fadl Al-Tarzi, CEO of Nexford University.

January 2023
Online education to continue to facilitate remote work – key to solving skills shortages in 2023

Online education to continue to facilitate remote work – key to solving skills shortages in 2023

It is easy to think that the educational institutions we access to acquire skills have always been fit for purpose. Whether it be wars, plagues, economic booms or busts, educational institutions have had to evolve to respond to the external pressures they face. But the reality is that some are much better at adapting to change than others.

January 2023
The growing popularity of online learning and Nexford University in Kenya

The growing popularity of online learning and Nexford University in Kenya

A majority of learners agree that online learning is much better than traditional classroom settings, according to a SHIFT Learning survey which found that over 70% of learners reported this in their experience. The learners also reported that they retained up to 60% more from eLearning than they would with the other methods – compared to classroom learners who reported that they barely retained 10% of what was taught.

December 2022
Solving skill shortages will accelerate digital transformation

Solving skill shortages will accelerate digital transformation

There is no doubting the drive towards digital transformation, and the impact it brings, is accelerating. We can see it with the rise of fintech opening up financial inclusion for millions, or telemedicine and healthtech solutions transforming the healthcare sector. But these “tech” innovations are often driven by startups disrupting their respective industries, rather than by the digital transformation taking place within large corporations.

December 2022
Why you should choose Nexford University for your online degree programmes

Why you should choose Nexford University for your online degree programmes

In today's highly competitive Kenya job market, people are trying to gain an edge by adding more skills to their repertoire. They may wish to pursue a certificate, diploma, degree, or postgraduate program that they believe will provide them with the necessary skills to compete in the global job market. Some are already working and are unwilling to quit their jobs to pursue on-campus higher education. They want to work and study at the same time.

November 2022
Nexford University is helping Ghanaians launch globally competitive careers

Nexford University is helping Ghanaians launch globally competitive careers

Reuters has reported that the Ghanaian economy expanded 4.8% in the second quarter of 2022, spurned by growth in the fishing, manufacturing, and education services sectors, making it one of the top destinations for people searching for work in West Africa.

October 2022
Nigeria Innovation Summit 2022 Backed by Omnibiz, Nexford University, NCC, others

Nigeria Innovation Summit 2022 Backed by Omnibiz, Nexford University, NCC, others

Nigeria Innovation Summit in its 7th year is an annual event that brings together stakeholders from different sectors of Nigeria’s economy, governments, investors, policymakers, and players in the tech and innovation ecosystem to discuss ground-breaking ideas, trends and opportunities to innovate solutions that solve unique challenges within Nigeria, and the African continent at large.

October 2022
As university strikes linger, Nexford presents Nigerians with affordable US-licensed degrees

As university strikes linger, Nexford presents Nigerians with affordable US-licensed degrees

Over the weekend, Nexford University held its second graduation ceremony in Nigeria. Four hundred students were seated in their graduation gowns, eager to accept their BBAs and MBAs from the online university. Nexford University is a US-licensed online university that allows its “learners”—as they are called—to study at their own pace.

September 2022
Online Education To The Rescue, Nexford University Celebrates 400 Graduates

Online Education To The Rescue, Nexford University Celebrates 400 Graduates

While debates are going on as to when the 2022 ASUU strike would be called off, Nexford university celebrated 400 graduates at the graduation ceremony held in Lagos on Saturday.

Those in attendance included Ebuka Obi Uchendu, CEO of Sterling Bank Abubakar Suleiman, Olamidun Ogundoyin, Teni the Entertainer, and Joe Abah.

September 2022
Ikpeba, Nexford seek grassroots sports development

Ikpeba, Nexford seek grassroots sports development

Former Super Eagles , Victor Ikpeba, and the Country Director of American-based University Nexford, Olamidun Ogundoyin, have called for the development of grassroots sports in the country to help discover young talent in Nigeria, PUNCH Sports Extra reports. The duo made this assertion at the sideline of the novelty match organised by Nexford University in Lagos on Friday.

September 2022
Finalists Emerge In Nexford University Business Competition

Finalists Emerge In Nexford University Business Competition

LAGOS – Three graduates of Nexford University in Nigeria have emerged as finalists in the entrepreneurship scheme organised by the institution to assist its graduates in their chosen fields after a thorough process where contestants pitched their business proposals before a team of experts.

September 2022
Chess in Slums champion gets Nexford scholarship

Chess in Slums champion gets Nexford scholarship

A chess player and winner of a community novelty game, Jamiu Ninilowo has been awarded with a 100% BBA Scholarship by Nexford University in collaboration with Chess in Slums Africa. Ninilowo’s scholarship is accompanied by a laptop, and an internet modem to support his academic needs.

September 2022
Online university Nexford will use $8M to plug affordability and relevance gaps in education

Online university Nexford will use $8M to plug affordability and relevance gaps in education

U.S.-based online university platform Nexford University has raised $8 million in a Series A round co-led by New Markets Venture Partners and Learn Capital, two prominent edtech venture capital firms in the U.S. that have invested in Pathstream, Udemy and Coursera. New Markets Venture Partners general partner Jason Palmer and Learn Capital managing partner Greg Mauro will join Nexford’s board.

September 2022
Federal Student-Debt Relief Raises Issues for Workplace Benefits

Federal Student-Debt Relief Raises Issues for Workplace Benefits

President Joe Biden announced the federal government will repay up to $10,000 of student loan debt for those earning less than $125,000 annually and further extended the COVID-19 student loan repayment moratorium through the end of this year. The moratorium had previously been extended only through Aug. 31.

August 2022
Nexford partners PiggyVest, offers Scholarships to upskill Students Affected by ASUU Strike

Nexford partners PiggyVest, offers Scholarships to upskill Students Affected by ASUU Strike

Nexford University, a Washington DC-based next-generation university has announced its recent partnership with PiggyVest, an African-based fintech that helps over three million customers achieve their financial goals through easy savings and investment.

June 2022
Nexford University launches ‘Career Coalition’ with major employers to facilitate graduate recruitment

Nexford University launches ‘Career Coalition’ with major employers to facilitate graduate recruitment

Washington D.C., 5 May 2022 - Nexford University (@nexford), the Washington DC-based next-generation university platform, announces the launch of its 'Career Coalition' in partnership with major employers. The coalition aims to bridge gaps between employers and Nexford University to the benefit of talent across the world.

May 2022
CEO: Universities to blame for 'massive skills shortage'

CEO: Universities to blame for 'massive skills shortage'

Everybody has a take on the Great Resignation, blaming everything from government handouts to the COVID-19 pandemic to laziness amongst young people. Fadl Al-Tarzi attributes the historic turnover and tight labor market to education.

April 2022
Talent skilled in both business and technology is really what today’s digital businesses need

Talent skilled in both business and technology is really what today’s digital businesses need

The notion of the skills shortage has become a commonplace lament among business leaders. Their experience of being unable to find suitable candidates is the result of several parallel trends connected to the tectonic shift in the economy caused by digitization.

March 2022
Towards a new learning culture

Towards a new learning culture

In order to improve Egypt’s educational system, there needs to be a whole new mindset regarding the aims and values of education.

December 2021
Tech-enabled Nexford University offers monthly-based tuition for upskilling higher education students

Tech-enabled Nexford University offers monthly-based tuition for upskilling higher education students

"By allowing people to pay for their tuition on a monthly basis and with the tuition fee as affordable as it is, one can earn an MBA (Masters in Business Administration) for less than $3,000 (P150,000) with the quality of a program directly comparable to universities charging 10 or 15 times more"

November 2021
Fadl Al Tarzi discusses Nexford University’s next growth phase following considerable popularity across Africa

Fadl Al Tarzi discusses Nexford University’s next growth phase following considerable popularity across Africa

As a next-generation American university that is tech-enabled, Nexford University is positively impacting lives around the world, particularly here in Africa. In June this year, the company announced a $10.8 million pre Series A funding round which was led by Dubai-based Global Ventures. Since then, Nexford University has launched new products in readiness for its next growth phase.

November 2021
Nexford University rewards Emmanuel Ejemuta with a 50% MBA Scholarship in the #GoMad Campaign

Nexford University rewards Emmanuel Ejemuta with a 50% MBA Scholarship in the #GoMad Campaign

In the past few weeks, Nexford University began a series of activities for its GO MAD (Go Make a Difference) campaign which challenges people to make a difference by earning a global degree that gives them a competitive edge and an opportunity to make a real impact wherever they go.

October 2021
A Fireside Chat With the founder and CEO of Nexford University - Fadl Al Tarzi

A Fireside Chat With the founder and CEO of Nexford University - Fadl Al Tarzi

"By allowing people to pay for their tuition on a monthly basis and with the tuition fee as affordable as it is, one can earn an MBA (Masters in Business Administration) for less than $3,000 (P150,000) with the quality of a program directly comparable to universities charging 10 or 15 times more"

September 2021
Sterling Bank, Nexford to create global talent pipeline

Sterling Bank, Nexford to create global talent pipeline

Sterling Bank Plc and Nexford University, a United States-based next generation online university, have announced a new partnership that will create a global emerging markets’ talent pipeline known as “Fund Your Future” as part of Nexford’s wider ‘Learn to Earn’ for emerging markets.

August 2021
Nexford University and Sterling Bank In innovative Partnership to Benefit Students

Nexford University and Sterling Bank In innovative Partnership to Benefit Students

Nexford University, a Washington D.C. based, next-generation online university – announces a major new partnership with Sterling Bank, one of Nigeria’s largest commercial banks.

August 2021
Nexford University: Learning Entrepreneurship From A Harvard Business School Expert

Nexford University: Learning Entrepreneurship From A Harvard Business School Expert

Aspiring entrepreneurs can learn about the recurring patterns that can be anticipated and avoided.

July 2021
Nexford University lands $10.8M pre-Series A to scale its flexible remote learning platform

Nexford University lands $10.8M pre-Series A to scale its flexible remote learning platform

Two profound problems face the higher education sector globally — affordability and relevance. Whether you live in Africa, Europe, or the U.S., a major reason why people don’t go to university or college or even drop out because they cannot afford tuition fees. On the other hand, relevance shows the huge gap between what traditional universities teach and what global employers actually look for. It’s not a secret that universities focus a bit too much on theory.

June 2021
Nexford raises $10.8m for expansion plans

Nexford raises $10.8m for expansion plans

The university will use the money raised to fuel its regional expansion plans particularly in Asia, continue building products to deliver skills employers are looking for, and expand its B2B offerings.

June 2021
Nexford University Raises $10.8M to Scale its Flexible Remote Learning Platform

Nexford University Raises $10.8M to Scale its Flexible Remote Learning Platform

With the new funding, Nexford has raised a total of $15.3 million to date. The company has raised $4.5 million in its seed funding round in 2019.

According to Noor Sweid, General Partner at Global Ventures, Nexford University is redressing the mismatch between the supply of talent and the demands of today’s digital economy. “We are thrilled to partner with Fadl and the Nexford team on their journey toward expanding access to universal quality higher education in emerging markets,” she said.

June 2021
Nexford University lands $10.8M pre-Series A to scale its flexible remote learning platform

Nexford University lands $10.8M pre-Series A to scale its flexible remote learning platform

Over the past few years, there has been the emergence of a number of alternative credential providers trying to provide students with the necessary skills to earn and make a living. Nexford University is one of such platforms, and today, it has a closed $10.8 million pre-Series A funding round.

June 2021
Democratising access to education in Egypt

Democratising access to education in Egypt

Known to improve performance, supplemental learning enhances learning outcomes. By filling in the gaps in the education offered in both state and private schools, students score better on tests and improve their chances of entering college or finding jobs by making use of supplemental learning. Online learning also has the potential to reduce the skills gap and make university graduates more competitive and relevant in today’s digital workforce. Nexford, a fully virtual university, now allows students to earn world-recognised and accredited degrees at an affordable monthly fee.

June 2021
#EarthDay 2021: For every student enrolled in this American university, a tree is planted in Africa

#EarthDay 2021: For every student enrolled in this American university, a tree is planted in Africa

Nexford University, an online university based in Washington DC, announced that it would be planting a tree in India and Africa for every learner enrolled. As of February, the school has planted over 2,339 trees in its ‘Plant a Tree Initiative.’ In commemoration of the Earth Day on April 22, PREMIUM TIMES spoke with the founder of the school, Fadl Al Tarzi, on the initiative.

April 2021
Graduating 200 MBA students a milestone for Nexford University – Country Director

Graduating 200 MBA students a milestone for Nexford University – Country Director

Two hundred pioneer students recently bagged their Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Nexford University in Lagos in what has been described as a milestone for the institution.

April 2021
Nigerian couple celebrate after graduating at the same time despite going through challenges

Nigerian couple celebrate after graduating at the same time despite going through challenges

Two lovebirds have celebrated their wins on social media after bagging MBA at the same time despite the many challenges that came their way.

March 2021
Ezekwesili, others canvass PPP in tertiary education funding

Ezekwesili, others canvass PPP in tertiary education funding

Advisory board member of Nexford University, Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili, has canvassed public-private partnership in Nigeria’s education sector. The country’s former Minister of Education said this at the graduation of the university’s first class of Nigerian MBA students.

March 2021
Lagos Graduation, March 2021

Lagos Graduation, March 2021

We were delighted to hold our first local graduation ceremony in Lagos in March. There our MBA graduates from 2020/2021 got to meet the Nexford team, fellow graduates, listen to keynote speakers — Dr Oby Ezekwesili, Ituah Ighodalo & Iyin Aboyeji — and celebrate their achievements together. We salute them and their achievements.

March 2021
Employability outcomes in focus at online unis

Employability outcomes in focus at online unis

“We actually developed a big data approach to using artificial intelligence,” said Fadl Al Tarzi, founder and CEO of Nexford University, which was founded two years ago and offers 100% online classes.

March 2021
Kevin McFadgen: Washington DC’s adult learner with a big heart

Kevin McFadgen: Washington DC’s adult learner with a big heart

When the global pandemic happened, Kevin McFadgen knew his opportunity had arrived: earn the bachelor’s degree he has always dreamed of

December 2020
Nexford wins at the Global Brands Awards 2020

Nexford wins at the Global Brands Awards 2020

Nexford was named the ‘Most Innovative Higher Education Brand, US’ at the Global Brands Awards 2020

November 2020
Sterling Bank Unveils Work, Study Programme for School Leavers

Sterling Bank Unveils Work, Study Programme for School Leavers

Understanding that an investment in knowledge pays the best interests, the bank recently signed an agreement with Washington DC-based Nexford University by sponsoring secondary school leavers in Nigeria to earn international undergraduate degrees under a maximum duration of three years. To also gain hands-on expertise, they will be concurrently engaged by Sterling Bank to serve in specific capacities in a work-study arrangement.

September 2020
Nexford University Launches INR 1.4 Cr Startup Funding For Its Graduates

Nexford University Launches INR 1.4 Cr Startup Funding For Its Graduates

The Washington DC-based university unveils Entrepreneurship Scholarship and INR 1.4 Crore funding opportunity for scholarship graduates.

August 2019
Nexford University launches $200k startup funding for its graduates

Nexford University launches $200k startup funding for its graduates

The Washington DC-based university unveils Entrepreneurship Scholarship and $200,000 funding opportunity for scholarship graduates.

August 2019
10 Entrepreneurs Share Their Most Important Early Business Decisions

10 Entrepreneurs Share Their Most Important Early Business Decisions

While entrepreneurs can learn a lot by looking at where they went wrong in building their businesses, it can be even more powerful and insightful to study and learn from what they did right. We asked a panel of Young Entrepreneur Council members to share the important decisions they made early in their startup journeys that they believe contributed to their present-day success. Here are the choices they feel have helped most in their growth.

March 2019
Hassan Allam partners up with US’s Nexford University to invest in Egypt youth

Hassan Allam partners up with US’s Nexford University to invest in Egypt youth

“As a key player in the Egyptian market for over eight decades, investing in human capital is part and parcel of our sustainable growth strategy,” said Amr Allam, Co-CEO of Hassan Allam Holding. “Directly helping people in the community in which we do business gain important career-advancement skills is fundamental to our nation’s growth story.”

December 2018

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