The College of Beauty Arts and Entrepreneurship (CBAE) has launched its partnership with the London School of Business and Technology (LSBT) which provides students in Ghana the opportunity to access affordable and quality education in the United Kingdom and other European universities.
According to the president of the College of Beauty Arts and Entrepreneurship, Rebecca Donkor, the opportunities for students to further their education abroad has always been a struggle and also at a higher cost, making students go through a lot of frustration.
“A lot of us would like to have our education abroad but often times we are not able to afford. So instead of paying that much for universities in the United Kingdom, this partnership offers you an opportunity to save and pay less whiles you have your quality education.
This is not to say that the performances of the universities available within the country do not meet the standards, but it is sometimes necessary to have the international exposure to build capacity,” she said.
The Director of London School of Business and Technology, Africa Hub, Philip Debrah, said LSBT has an aim of providing Africans with quality and affordable education but has targeted Ghana among the first countries to experience their platform.
Mr. Debrah explains that the framework set by LSBT gives Ghanaian applicants the opportunity to have the room to compete with other foreign students for the same international certificate, whiles they sit in the comfort of their homes.
He added that a lot of opportunities awaits students due to their affiliations with other European universities like University of Central Lancashire, University of Derby, among others.
Talking about other opportunities, he said: “now they will not just be doing online but they can come to CBAE campus and also get every support that they will need.”
Head of Corporate Affairs at LSBT, Dr. Issaka Lawerh Tetteh, also said it is necessary to take advantage of the technology available to provide quality education for all.
According to him, current enrolment rate in the tertiary institution in Africa is 12 percent as against the global average of 32 percent as published by UNESCO, therefore, he is elated about the partnership and believes it can increase the enrolment rate in Africa.
CBAE, formerly The Beauty Institute (BI) is both a pre tertiary and tertiary educational institution dedicated to fostering an academic community in which the learning and scholarship of every member may flourish, with vigilant protection for individual human rights.