University where Education is Free
Updated: May 27
“If you educate one person you can change a life. But if you educate many, you can change the world.” These words are not from a textbook. These words are of a person that is working hard to make it a reality. Think about the students - who don’t have money to pay - be them studious, intelligent, or smart - what they do for higher education. They don’t have access to colleges to study further and make money. Is Education only a privilege not the human right?
Shai Reshef (President of UOPeople)
NO!! The founder of the University of the People, Mr. Shai Reshef, denied continuing with the bitter fact. The man of education has provided free education to 27000 students from more than 200 countries till the date and has got a plan to educate 100 Million students till 2025. The University of the People is an American accredited online university that offers associate bachelor’s degree programs in Business Administration, Computer Science as well as Health Sciences. It also offers a master’s degree program in Business Administration (MBA). Thus there are no more financial, geographic, political, and personal constraints in the way of education!
Now the question arises how can it be possible to educate this number of students at no cost. So here is the sustainable strategy behind this idea:
The University of the People provides all the study material, stuff, and classes online with no cost of college infrastructure except a shared office for administrative purposes. The University of the People doesn’t hire the teachers; the teachers volunteer themselves to provide education. The students are asked to pay a nominal fee after the completion of the courses for the smooth functioning of the university. They pay if they can, they don’t if they can’t.
The University of the People is not only working to provide education for free but only opening thousands of doors with the opportunity and employment for its students.
Numerous individuals, foundations, and organizations have come forward and have supported the University of the People, including Bill Gates, Hewlett, and Ford Foundations. This noble cause has been covered by the NewYork Times, BBC, TED Talk, Nas Daily, and many more.
The fact that the University of the People has crossed 20 million views has been proved that many students are seeking to enroll in it worldwide.
The determination of Mr. Shai can definitely tell us no difficulties can now constraints the deserving students to get higher education and fulfill their dreams. The world is changing and tomorrow the world will be better from today.
Explore more about the university through this link: https://www.uopeople.edu/
About the Author
She is Swati Gupta, co-founder & blogger at O Inferno. She is a Bachelor of Technology with Honours in Civil Engineering. She is a creative, innovative, dedicated, and smart-working professional. She has been brand-ambassador of a Dutch Company Sweek. She has volunteered for a number of NGOs and also was a director at Rotary International. She is currently working as a Relationship Manager.
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