LAU Participation in Africa's Largest International Education Summit & Meeting With Guyana’s High Commissioner to Africa
November 25, 2019, Cape Town, South Africa
On November 19-20, 2019, Africa's largest international education summit —UNICA International Higher Education Summit, Africa 2019 — was organized by UniAgents in Cape Town, the capital city of South Africa.
The summit was organized to connect African students and the people interested in making higher education more accessible in Africa. In the summit, besides students, members from various educational institutions, government bodies, and private corporations working in the field of education took active participation.
To help medical aspirants in Africa get guidance on medical education abroad and help them discover avenues to become a doctor, Ms. Prerna Lama, International Officer for Admissions & Business Development, Lincoln American University (LAU), and Mr. Mudit Dargan, LAU’s Admission Advisor took a trip to Cape Town. The participation was also a step to discover opportunities to connect with people in the education industry as well as the concerned government departments and develop collaborations.
Ms. Prerna Lama, International Officer for Admissions & Business Development, Lincoln American University, and Mr. Mudit Dargan, Admission Advisor, Lincoln American University with other participants at UNICA International Higher Education Summit, Africa 2019 [Cape Town, South Africa, November 22, 2019]
In the summit, our team held discussions with delegates from various colleges and universities in Africa, ministries and government departments, and consultancy organizations and explored opportunities to work together and contribute our best for better education of Africans. New partnerships and collaborations were aimed at making it easier for medical aspirants in South Africa to study medicine in Guyana at the University by simplifying the procedures involved in filing application for admission to the student visa processing.
Later, in the evening, the student interaction section was organized wherein the students raised their queries and got answers right from the experts present in the summit.
The summit was successfully concluded on November 20. However, our team extended the trip to have a meeting with the High Commission of the Republic of Guyana in Africa.
Thanks to the prompt support from Ms. Tidimalo Magano, co-ordinator at Guyana’s Embassy in South Africa, on November 22, 2019, our team got an opportunity to meet His Excellency Dr. Kenrick Hunte, Guyana’s High Commissioner to South Africa. In the meeting, His Excellency was apprised of the hardships that students are facing in getting their visa applications processed.
Ms. Tidimalo Magano, co-ordinator at Guyana's Embassy in South Africa (Left) and Ms. Prerna Lama, International Officer for Admissions & Business Development, Lincoln American University during the meeting. [Hatfield, Pretoria, South Africa, November 22, 2019]
During the meeting, our team also briefed His Excellency about the progress that Lincoln American University has made in the improvement of medical education, healthcare, and economy in Guyana. Our team and His Excellency also discussed how Lincoln American University’s initiative to make quality medical education affordable is helping medical aspirants from Africa, Asia, as well as the Caribbean and other regions to pursue their dream of becoming a doctor.
(Left to right) Ms. Prerna Lama, International Officer for Admissions & Business Development, Lincoln American University, His Excellency Dr. Kenrick Hunte, High Commission of Guyana to South Africa, and Mr. Mudit Dargan, Admission Advisor, Lincoln American University during the meeting. [Hatfield, Pretoria, South Africa, November 22, 2019]
During the course of discussions, His Excellency encouraged the efforts of the University and also assured that all the issues related to visa shall be promptly resolved.
We wholeheartedly thank His Excellency Dr. Kenrick Hunte for giving us his precious time and taking care of the issues. The new solution, assured by His Excellency, will help students get their visas faster and without hassles.
We also express our thanks to the entire team of UniAgents for arranging the summit and giving us a platform to spread awareness on medical education and make quality medical education more accessible to students in Africa.
We, at Lincoln American University, are committed to taking every step that we can to reach as many medical aspirants as possible and empower them to become doctors. These efforts help us ignite hope amongst aspiring doctors, enable them to pursue medical education in Guyana, at Lincoln American University, and let them live their dream of becoming a doctor and contribute their services to make a healthy world.
Currently, students from African countries like Nigeria and Ghana are studying MBBS In Guyana at our campus in Georgetown. With its lowest fee structure in the entire Caribbean region and fully managed student facilities, Lincoln American University has become one of the fastest-growing medical universities in South America.
As the University grows further, we hope that it will help thousands of students pursue medical education at affordable cost and become world-class healthcare professionals.