StarTimes to partner with AAU to expand online higher education in Africa

StarTimes and The Association of African Universities (AAU) have joined forces to promote higher education in Africa. AAU will present educational videos for free on StarTimes ON streaming app, allowing millions of people to improve their knowledge and skills.

The Secretary General of the Association of African Universities (AAU), Prof. Etienne Ehouan Ehile, said that “this partnership with StarTimes comes at an opportune time when access to educational content is in high demand as most educational activities have moved online as a result of the outbreak of COVID-19 and its unprecedented outcomes. Through the AAU TV, the AAU, in its capacity as the continental apex higher education agency, will promote the quality and relevance of higher education as well as showcase and strengthen the contributions of higher education to the development of the continent. AAU is open to partnering with institutions whose core mandates align with our aspirations.

StarTimes Vice-President Luis Lu said: “We are honored to launch this partnership with the AAU. Education is crucial, for individuals and for communities. Through our TV and OTT platform, StarTimes has a unique way to reach millions of people in Africa. We are leveraging this platform to expand access to knowledge and via AAU partnership, we will be able to air high quality content made by the best African experts. This is a milestone for StarTimes and a step forward toward ensuring equal access to all levels of education.”