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Tennessee State expanding technology program in Africa

March 21, 2022 GMT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University is expanding a technology program for underserved students in Africa to four additional countries.

Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria and Zambia will join Liberia and South Africa with online courses taught by Tennessee State professors, the school said.

The program is part of a science, technology, engineering and math partnership with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Apple Inc. provides iPads for participating students.

Robbie Melton, vice president of the Smart Technology Innovation Center at Tennessee State, says the programs for the new countries will start this fall.

The program, which started a year ago, is serving more than 300 high school and college students in three locations in Liberia and South Africa, the university said. Eligible high school and college students earn university and high school graduation credits.