Africa University celebrates 25th anniversary
Africa University – the first and only fully accredited institution of higher learning established on the African continent by action of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church – recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. The celebration included a dinner for alumni and friends at Amber Hotel in Mutare, Zimbabwe, the main celebration at Africa University’s graduation arena, and a celebration/worship service at AU’s Kwang Lim Chapel.
With an enrollment of more than 1,500 full-time students and 800 part-time students, Africa University, located in Old Mutare, Zimbabwe, today boasts more than 6,100 graduates from 32 African countries. More than half of the students (53 percent) are female — more than double other universities throughout Africa.
The United Methodist Church’s support of AU – which was previously funded by the Upper New York Conference’s Africa 360 initiative – has and will continue to produce a growing number of effective disciples and tangible positive change. Investment in AU helps fund scholarships for African students who would otherwise have no way to pay for a university education.
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