At the 2000 General Conference of The United Methodist Church, the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry and Africa University identified distance education as a priority in Africa. Based on this assessment, a plan was developed to create satellite campuses in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola and Mozambique.
In 2004, General Conference authorized the creation of the Methodist Global Education Fund for Leadership Development as a broad initiative, which would lead this project.
In 2005 and 2006, the Information for Communication Technology infrastructure at Africa University was revamped to prepare it for distance education. This work included purchasing servers, redesigning the network, upgrading the Internet connectivity, installing computers for students and setting up “smart classrooms.”
Your continued support will help maintain this network of satellite campuses.