Advtech Buys 51% Stake in University of Africa Based in Zambia

January 30, 2017

Listed private education provider, ADvTECH has taken a 51% stake in the University of Africa (UoA), representing the group’s first tertiary partnership outside of South Africa.

A private distance-learning university based in Zambia, UoA has a rapidly growing student base from across the continent and an expanding portfolio of qualifications.

The University has more than 2,000 students and offers 22 Bachelors, eight Masters and a Doctoral degree. The staff complement of 145 academic and administrative support employees is expected to grow rapidly as operations expand.

Founded in 2006, the UoA’s students reside across Southern Africa, including Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, the DRC and Swaziland.

With the addition of UoA to the ADvTECH stable, its tertiary division will now comprise of 10 brands across 26 sites in sub-Saharan Africa.

ADvTECH is the holding company of The IIE which has brands including Vega School of Brand Leadership, Rosebank College, Varsity College and The Design School of Southern Africa. Source: Business Tech