Universidade Pungue and Saylor Academy logos in partner banner to show collaboration. Universidade Pungue logo is a round seal with a baobab tree in the center of a book. Saylor Academy logo is two book outlines with an arrow cursor on top.

Saylor Academy and Universidade Pungue have recently partnered to offer more flexible tuition-free and low-cost learning opportunities for Universidade Pungue’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 Universidade Pungue Partnership

In support of this mission, Universidade Pungue 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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Universidade Pungue 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 looking forward to partnering with Universidade Pungue, and expanding career upskilling opportunities to learners in Mozambique,” stated Dr. Sheila Jagannathan, Deputy Executive Director for Global Strategy of Saylor Academy. ”Universidade Pungue’s students will leverage Saylor’s extracurricular courses in English as a Second Language, Leadership, and other areas to prepare to lead tomorrow’s workforce.” 

” Universidade Pungue is excited to partner with Saylor Academy, and provide innovative ways for our students to access career skilling” stated Professor Emilia Afonso Nhalevilo, Rector of Universidade Pungue.

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 Universidade Pungue 

Púnguè University is a higher institution located in the central part of Mozambique. Púnguè University emerged as a multi-campus institution with its headquarter in Chimoio and a branch in Tete. Since then, Professor Emília Nhalevilowas appointed by the president of Mozambique as the university Rector. Púnguè University’s mission is to train quality senior technicians so that they can contribute creatively to sustainable economic and socio-cultural development. As one of the Institutions that offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs across Mozambique, Púnguè University envisages being a higher Institution of quality and excellence in the teaching and learning process, research,and extension services at the national, regional, and international level.The University offers a pool of face-to-face and distance education programs. These include Portuguese, English, Chemistry, Biology, Renewable Energy, Physics, Physical Education, and Geography to name a few.