Higher Education as Global Right: World Education University (WEU)
As technapex.com reports, the recently established World Education University wants to offer free education for everyone – because education is supposed to be a global human right. The WEU is, unlike other platforms, independent from collaborations with universities and will mostly be financed through advertisements.
Many of WEU’s customers are in national economies with workforce development needs. Hines [Scott Hines, Co-Founder of WEU] offered the country of Nigeria as an example, a country with revenue that streams from natural resources such as oil, gas and mining.
“We can develop and design programs within these industries because they are so meaningful for that national economy.” Hines compared this plan with the efforts of community colleges that often design academic programs around local labor and workforce needs. WEU aims to do the same, but on levels that benefit entire nations.