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Agency Allows Four Colleges to Offer Online Degree Programs

ADDIS ABABA – Higher Education Relevance & Quality Agency (HERQ) granted permits for four colleges to offer degree programs for the first time in Ethiopia.

The agency has been evaluating the applications of seven colleges to deliver courses online.

The agency accepted the applications of four institutions, namely Yardstick International College, ET Online College, ST American College of Technology and Light Map College, said Tarekegn Geressu, HARQ’s spokesperson, speaking to the national television.

The four Colleges can now offer first and second degree courses in six programs.

The permits were granted as per the recently newly developed regulation that governs educational institutions that provide their services online, according to to the agency.