One of the many benefits of our increasingly global society is easier access to education. Students from all over the world, including Ghana, are choosing accredited online degree programs to meet their educational needs.
Headquartered in the U.S., Walden University offers online degree programs for students from all over the world, including online undergraduate degree programs, online master’s degree programs, and online doctoral programs. The university has many alumni and students from Ghana—many of whom are finding great success.
Dr. Ahmed Tufeiru, a native of Tamale, Ghana, earned his PhD in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University. During the course of his online PhD studies, and while visiting his hometown in Ghana, Dr. Tufeiru saw women known as head porters piling goods into their head basins and carrying loads for pennies a day. He realized that in order to improve their lives, these hard-working women needed a chance—and with a small amount of money, they could be farming or running other small businesses.
Dr. Tufeiru established a partnership with KASI Microfinance Limited, where he is now a board member. To date, more than 285 head porters in Accra and Kumasi have received loans of up to $500 to return home to become entrepreneurs—and the results are astonishing. As Dr. Tufeiru said, “Walden’s applied and demand-driven curricula not only enhanced my learning experience, but pointed me in the direction of creating a practical outcome that has improved lives in southern Ghana.”
Dr. Lydia Apori-Nkansah, who graduated from Walden University in 2008 with a PhD in Public Policy and Administration, is now teaching in the Graduate School of Governance at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). She has authored two articles in the Legon Journal of International Affairs and the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration Journal of Leadership, Management, and Administration. In 2009, Apori-Nkansah presented papers at seminars in Ghana organized by the Institute of Economic Affairs and GIMPA.
While she is not from Ghana, Walden University faculty member Dr. Karin Mae has a passion for the country. She is the founder of Global Scholars—a nonprofit that specializes in humanitarian efforts, education, and leadership—and cofounder of the Global Scholars Classroom in Ghana, which teaches leadership and entrepreneurship to junior secondary students.
Walden University’s diverse learning community includes students from more than 150 countries around the globe, and as such, offers a number of benefits to international students, including those from Ghana.
Whether your online learning goal is to advance in your field or start a new career, earning a degree from an accredited U.S. institution can create new personal and professional opportunities for you.