Mekelle University and Saylor university logos. Mekelle logo is a crest with a blue circle surrounding a book, an atomic sign and a tower and gear

Saylor Academy and Mekelle University have recently partnered to offer more flexible tuition-free and low-cost learning opportunities for Mekelle University’s communities. 

Saylor Academy is a non-profit initiative that believes that education should be accessible to anyone, anywhere, and at any time. As part of our mission, we partner with organizations worldwide to help educate communities so they can improve their lives. Saylor partners with universities as well as nonprofits, NGOs and government entities, to promote skill development worldwide.

The Saylor Academy and Mekelle University Partnership

In support of this mission, Mekelle University and Saylor Academy will leverage Saylor Academy’s courses to help students build critical 21st century skills.  These courses earn free certificates that students can display on LinkedIN, post on Facebook or Twitter or link to in a website or personal portfolio.

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Mekelle University and Saylor Academy both recognize that people face complex barriers to education and skills, not least of which are time and financial resources. This partnership allows students to develop key skills on-demand, and will help them become even more competitive once they enter the marketplace. 

”Saylor Academy is honored to partner with Mekelle University. [Their] vision to equip students with diverse skills complements our own mission to make skills and education more accessible.”  

Jeff Davidson, Executive Director, Saylor Academy

”Mekelle University is excited to start its partnership with Saylor Academy. [This partnership] provides a flexible way to encourage our students to further develop their professional skills.”  

” states Dr. Abderlkadir Kedir, Academic Vice President, Mekelle University

About Saylor Academy

Saylor Academy is a nonprofit initiative committed to making education accessible and affordable to all who need it.  We are doing so by creating free online courses, created by credentialed professors with teaching experience as well as industry-leading credentials.  Our courses are available for anyone to take at their own pace, and earn certificates or university credits to help them graduate or gain employment faster, and improve their and their families’ futures. We do not charge institutions to partner with us, and are always looking for like-minded organizations to expand our mission further. 

To learn how to partner with Saylor Academy, please contact Jacqueline Arnold, Director of Strategic Relationships and Communications, at [email protected]

About Mekelle University 

Mekelle University is located at the town of Mekelle in Tigray region of Northern Ethiopia, at a distance of 783 kilometers from the Ethiopian capital. The merger the two former colleges: Mekelle Business College and Mekelle University College established the University in May, 2000 by the Government of Ethiopia (Council of Ministers, Regulations No. 61/1999 of Article 3) as an autonomous higher education institution. The two colleges have their own historical developments after beginning from scratch, and have also experienced exhausting ascends and descends, with voluminous relocations from place to place.