The move is another milestone in the group’s mission to provide “anytime, anywhere affordable, accredited higher education to learners around the world.” With this acquisition, WEG plans to expand its international presence and expertise in the field, as well as combine the strengths of two powerful higher education providers to advance their respective geographic diversification strategies.
A pioneer and leader in distance education since 2000, Acacia University aims to provide accessible, quality education to a multicultural, global learning community through online and distance learning. Recognized by US-approved accrediting bodies like the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, it offers doctoral, master’s, graduate and undergraduate programs in education, business and computer science, as well as non-degree study programs for professionals and executives. .
For more than two decades, Acacia University has worked with the International and Transregional Accreditation Commission, an international education accreditation agency, to provide quality teacher education to schools in developing countries. In 2005, Acacia University developed a web-based program that could be delivered via the Internet worldwide. These initiatives are helping to improve education in countries like Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Syria, China and the United States.
The Westford Education Group, based in the UK and UAE, offers affordable and accessible courses from its global learning centres, giving students a global experience. The group includes nine independent brands: seven brands in higher education, a brand in film studies and a brand that operates in sports management. With over 5,000 active students from around 118 countries, an alumnus of 25,000, over 35 academic partners and over 100 corporate partners, the group is growing exponentially.
Together to make a difference
Acacia University’s unrivaled learning standards, coupled with the Westford Education Group’s student base and resources, enable learners to achieve more in a new and evolved environment.
Acacia University President Tim R. Moman said, “We are delighted to partner with Westford Education Group. Virtual learning is here to stay, and we believe we can open new perspectives to more learners and help them in their professional growth. “
“We are delighted to have Acacia in our portfolio, adding value to our business. We believe that knowledge is the key to success in today’s business world, and together with Acacia University, we envision spreading knowledge in abundance for the benefit of the masses. This landmark agreement will create synergies with unlimited possibilities to enhance learning opportunities around the world,” said Firoz Thairinil, Founder and CEO of Westford Education Group.
“Through this partnership, Acacia obtains a myriad of opportunities to open its doors to numerous international markets. Exeed College, a WEG company, recently launched Exeed ECX, a network of satellite centers around the world with the aim of bringing world-class degrees and international qualifications closer to the learner’s home. This is another turning point for WEG and Acacia. WEG’s strong presence in the education sectors in Asia and the Far East will pave the way for Acacia to strengthen its global footprint,” said Samras Mayimi, co-founder and chief executive of Westford Education Group.
The programs now offered by Acacia University are the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D) and Master’s degree programs – MA in Primary Education, MA in Secondary Education, MA in English as a Second Language, ME in Special Education, and ME in education. Administration.
As part of their ongoing commitment to developing a stronger and more engaged community of future leaders, Acacia University and Westford Education Group plan to deliver more meaningful and relevant educational programs that prepare learners for a rapidly changing world.
Visit www.acacia.edu to learn more.