BMGA Enterprise, ACU partner to narrow gender skills gap
BMGA Enterprise Limited (BMGA), an edtech finishing school for the next Information Revolution and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), an international university network, have announced a partnership agreement.
The partnership aims to provide young women across Commonwealth countries with the knowledge and resources required to gain fundamental soft skills that strengthen their marketability for a successful career in the 21st century.
It also aims to support the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals by addressing quality education, gender equality, decent work and economic growth.
Through the partnership, female university graduates and final year students across Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda will be brought together under an umbrella of transformational learning. The agreement will see the two organisations collaborating on relevant aspects of the BMGA Fellows Program and other services.
Gbemisola Abudu, founder and managing partner, BMGA, said: “We are thrilled about this partnership with ACU, the world’s oldest international network of universities. They are an ideal partner for BMGA as our drive to strengthen university graduates’ marketability aligns with their desire to transform lives and support development through education.
“Furthermore, ACU’s commitment to excellence in higher education is evidenced by its continuous research, community engagement, and unique partnerships worldwide. We look forward to the opportunity to work with ACU to equip the next generation with essential soft skills for continued relevance.”
Dr. Joanna Newman, the Chief Executive and Secretary General, ACU, said: “We are delighted to be working with BMGA through this new partnership. Higher education has the power to transform lives, and this is particularly true for women: a university education can triple a woman’s earning potential.
“The BMGA Fellows Program is an outstanding initiative aimed at developing the skills women need for the future of work, and the ACU looks forward to working with BMGA to extend the programme’s reach to more countries.”