EducationUSA helps broker partnership between American and Togolese universities

Dr. Steven Edmond of Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas and Dr. Charles Birregah of ESA in Lomé signing the partnership
Dr. Steven Edmond of Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas and Dr. Charles Birregah of the ESA in Lomé signing the partnership in the presence of Micheal J.Pryor, The Public Affairs officer of the US Embassy Lome.

The Embassy’s education advising service, EducationUSA Togo, helped broker a  groundbreaking partnership agreement between a U.S. university and a Togolese university. The agreement, signed on July 21, 2017 between Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas and Ecole Superieur des Affaires (ESA) in Lome, establishes a collaborative “2+2” undergraduate degree program in the fields of business administration and computer science. Under this program, ESA students will start and complete the first two years of their undergraduate studies at ESA, where they will be advised to take foundation courses in the major they intend to do at HTU. Upon successful completion of the first two years, and meeting all admission requirements, ESA students will transfer to Huston-Tillotson where they will complete their undergraduate studies during the next two years. Students who successfully complete the program will earn at Bachelor of Arts degree at Huston-Tillotson as well as an undergraduate degree from ESA. At the signing ceremony, Dr. Steven Edmond, Dean of the College of Business and Technology and long-term International Student Advisor at HTU, explained the significance of this partnership. PAO Michael Pryor viewed the agreement as a way to “strengthen cooperation” between Togo and the United States. He encouraged young Togolese to pursue their studies in the United States, citing this opportunity to help “Build a better future for Togo via education.”