How the University operates in Africa

European-American University conducts no educational activities in Africa directly and no citizen of any African country is an employee or owner of the University. The University does not own or rent any form of premises in Africa, does not maintain any offshore campus or distance learning centre there, and is not part of any national system of education in any African country.

In many African countries, it is open to independent educational centres to choose to affiliate to European-American University, in which case they are designated International Partners of the University. The University acts as a foreign validation body whereby it recognizes the studies and diploma or certificate awards of International Partners for partial or full credit towards its degree programmes. If a student completes a programme, they may then proceed to validate their award with the University.

In Africa, the University does not undertake any of the following activities:

  • admitting or registering students
  • teaching students
  • administering student examinations or assessments
  • employing academic staff
  • owning or controlling any academic or administrative centre
  • placing advertisements to recruit students

Academic conferences and award ceremonies may be organized by International Partners in African countries in association with the University, where permitted by law. The International Partners are the organizing authorities for such events, not the University.

The University will periodically inspect and quality control the syllabuses and examinations of International Partners to ensure they meet the appropriate academic standard.

International Partners are required as part of their agreement with the University to provide only accurate and up-to-date information about the accreditation and legal status of the University to enquirers and students. The University’s official website is the source of authoritative information on these matters.

The University appoints various academics including citizens of African countries to its professoriate. Professorship in the University is not a salaried position and no citizen of any African country has received payment from the University for undertaking teaching or examining duties. The same is true in respect of any administrative duties for the University undertaken through positions as dean, vice-chancellor etc. These duties are undertaken on a purely voluntary basis in keeping with the University’s mission as a social enterprise.

It is open to citizens of African countries to be candidates for distance learning degree programmes anywhere in the world (except in the unlikely event that the laws of their countries should prevent this), and the University is but one of many such choices. When students wish to validate their programmes with a degree award, they are treated by the University as distance learning students whether or not they have completed their programme of education at a traditional brick and mortar campus. Because the University’s role is purely as a foreign validating body, it neither operates within African countries nor is it possible for it to be regulated or licensed as part of those countries’ education system should it wish to apply for the same.