Ngorli Organisation, an NGO, has rolled out a programme to assist Senior High School graduates to get admission into a university in the United States.
In partnership with Voorhees College, the two are set to recruit students from Africa, starting from Ghana.
The partnership has created an articulation agreement titled, Ngorli-Voorhees College Seamless Admissions and International Student Support Program (SAISS).
SAISS seeks to recruit and admit continental African students for undergraduate degree matriculation in Voorhees College Bachelor’s Degree and certificate programmes.
Thus, the Seamless Admissions and International Student Support Program (SAISS) seeks to facilitate the seamless acceptance and admission of participating students recruited from Ngorli Organisation.
The partnership provides a critical examination of the desire for continental African students to study in the United States and illuminates the problem of disproportionately low enrollment of continental African students in the United States' Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).
Further, the partnerships founded bases on closely examining and enhancing strategies in international student recruitment and admissions, and most importantly provision of uncompromised in-country undergraduate retention, graduation, and guided career pathways support for continental African students upon enrollment.
The programme seeks to streamline recruitment and admissions processes for continental African students to increase enrollment of continental African students at Voorhees College, an HBCU and to maximize student engagement and yield academic success and access to a bachelor's degree and certificate programs. Representatives from Ngorli Organization and Voorhees College will work collaboratively to:
(1) maximize recruitment efforts of continental African students,
(2) to increase enrollment of continental African students at Voorhees College exponentially, and
(3) to develop and approve detailed student success and engagement plans and guided career pathways support for the matriculating students enrolled and matriculating at Voorhees College in a bachelor’s degree and/or certificate programme.
While the short-term goal is the seamless recruitment and admissions of continental African students, the goal is to develop a comprehensive undergraduate support system for continental African student participants that will increase their retention, community engagement, leading to their subsequent graduation as highly skilled professionals prepared to contribute to the global society.
Why is this very important?
With the free Senior High School education and the exceedingly large or enormous number of students in our secondary school system, this is a timely intervention for students in Ghana.
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