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Your support of the Africa University Fund supports a university across the globe.

Faculty, students and staff are settling into teaching and learning activities for the 2018/19 academic year at Africa University . The freshman class arrived on campus for orientation on August 6. Continuing students returned on August 17 and lectures began on August 20.

Your support of the Africa University Fund apportionment supports the general operating expenses of Africa University including faculty and staff salaries and vital infrastructure.

There was more than 800 applicants gained admission to Africa University for the August intake. Only about half of that potential group of new AU students had completed registration by the start of classes. The university is projecting a total enrollment of around 1,900 this year, when all the students—new and continuing—complete the registration process. Classes began on August 17.

There is high demand for degree programs in Social Work, International Relations and Medical Laboratory Sciences at the undergraduate level, with Intellectual Property (IP) and Public Health driving the admissions figures for graduate programs this year.

The Master’s in Intellectual Property (MIP) is a flagship program for the College of Business, Peace, Leadership and Governance. Student interest in IP remains strong, accounting for 28 percent of the total students admitted to the college for August 2018.

A total of 835 new students were admitted for August 2018—with 347 intending to study in the College of Business, Peace, Leadership and Governance; 206 in the College of Health, Agriculture and Natural Sciences; and 274 in the College of Social Sciences, Theology, Humanities and Education. Students who fail to register at AU most often highlight their ability to pay fees as the biggest barrier to accessing higher education.

Andra M. Stevens, Director, Communications, Africa University Development Office

One of seven apportioned giving opportunities of The United Methodist Church, the Africa University Fund transforms Africa by educating and empowering students from across the continent through Africa University, the first fully accredited, United Methodist-related educational institution on the continent. The Africa University Fund supports the general operating expenses of Africa University including faculty and staff salaries and vital infrastructure. Please encourage your leaders and congregations to support the Africa University Fund at 100 percent.

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