UK Business Degrees Earned in Kenya
It is now possible for students who want to earn a UK bachelor’s degrees without leaving the country to apply to the Nairobi-based Edulink International College Nairobi, to earn a University of Northampton business degree locally.
Now in its third intake, Edulink International College Nairobi (Edulink) admits and teachs students here in Kenya. For quality assurance and standardization, students’ work will be double marked by University of Northampton’s faculty to ensure that the course content adheres to the same timelines and curriculum as in the UK.
Edulink International College Nairobi has successfully completed its first year and is expecting to attract even more students this year.
Speaking about the ongoing student intake, Mr. Gitonga M'Mbijjewe, the College’s Principal said, “The partnership between Edulink and University of Northampton is a first in the region. This partnership allows us (Edulink International College Nairobi) to offer face-to-face classes to students, as well as connect them to an online curriculum through which they can file their assignments, track progress and get feedback from lecturers at the University of Northampton in the UK.’’
Although students are based in Nairobi at Edulink International College, their lecturers and degree programme courses have already been vetted and approved by the University of Northampton to ensure the standards match, and that students will earn the same degree as their counterparts in the UK.
Specialised software is used to track student progress and their work is electronically submitted to the UK faculty for a second round of marking. Their work is also subjected to plagiarism checking software to ensure the highest level of integrity in academic writing.
Currently, Edulink International College Nairobi is offering business courses from the University of Northampton as well as diploma programs in multimedia and software engineering from Arena and Aptech respectfully.
“The University of Northampton is not just any UK university, it is ranked among the top universities in the UK and its graduates enjoy a 96% employment rate; making every reason why it should be any student or parent's preferred choice,’’ added Mr. M'Mbijjewe, who urged parents and students alike to take advantage of the opportunity.
Studying at Edulink will save students a large portion of the cost of travelling to the UK for their degree. By staying at home, students can continue with their entrepreneurial activities as they study while realising savings (approximately Ksh. 7M) on extraneous costs such as foreign travel, accommodation and visas, over the duration of their study.
For those who do not immediately qualify, have a different educational background, or who have been out of full time education for some time, there is still an opportunity to join. In some cases students are encouraged to enroll for the popular International Foundation Programme (IFP) which is a one year bridging course designed to expose students to the rigors and academic discipline needed for their success in their undergraduate studies.
Admission for the September 2017 intake is currently ongoing. For more information visit www.edulink.ac.ke.