One of the four key resources that make up Globethics.net is our network. In fact, we describe ourselves as a global network of teachers and institutions with a shared vision and mission to embed ethics in higher education. We are always striving to strengthen our partnerships with members of our network. Last week, on Thursday 23 June 2022, we celebrated the fruit of this mission, hosting members of two of our partner organisations at our Geneva Head Office to sign new agreements.
From Peaceland College of Education in Enugu, Nigeria, we welcomed Rector Leonard Chidi Ilechukwi and Dean and Lead for Partnerships Felix Ugwozor, who is also a lecturer at the University of Nigeria Nsukka. Peaceland College of Education is a private college dedicated to training teachers, that has, since its foundation, expanded to establish a College of Health and to provide extensive scholarship and sponsorship programmes for students with few means to study.
Like Globethics.net itself, Peaceland College of Education is constantly looking to grow and aspires to achieve university status with a focus on ethics in higher education in order to increase its engagement and impact. In line with this commitment, Globethics.net is delighted to announce that Peaceland College of Education has joined the Consortium of Ethics in Higher Education. The Consortium is a call for joint action by member institutions to contribute to creating a more ethical society through the education of future leaders in line with the goals developed by the UNESCO Framework for Action 2030.
Presenting Peaceland College of Education to the Globethics.net team in the Head Office and around the world, Leonard Chidi Ilechukwi and Felix Ugwozor spoke of the need for an ethical and values-driven foundation in the context of Nigerian society. Those who are exposed to ethical practices through learning behave more ethically, said Ugwozor, and through strong partnerships such as the Consortium, they can provide students and teachers with the tools to act ethically and with integrity, as well as engage government bodies and corporations through advocacy, and by virtue expand their positive impact on society.
Globethics.net was also honoured to host Nigussu Legesse, Global Fund representative for Ethiopia, Ethiopian government advisor and Executive Director of the Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Association (CCRDA), with whom we signed a Cooperation agreement. This partnership represents an important milestone in outreach to higher education institutions in Ethiopia, where the African Church Assets Programme (ACAP) is also being run over the next two years.
As well as hearing from our honoured delegates about their respective organisations and officially signing these new partnership agreements, we also celebrated the double accreditation of Globethics.net as a higher education institution by the European Agency for Higher Education & Accreditation (EAHEA) and the British Accreditation Council (BAC). These achievements represent another mark of the quality of education we provide and are yet another way that partners such as Peaceland College of Education and the CCRDA can benefit from Globethics.net services and expand their impact on society through our accredited online courses.