ETS makes a strong commitment to accelerate African students’ access to education

September 19th, 2022 ETS, the world’s largest non-profit educational assessment, measurement, research and learning organisation, announced a commitment to support African students’ access to global education opportunities.

In support of values deeply rooted in ETS’s mission, such as diversity, inclusion, and access to education, ETS is supporting the impactful Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). CGI gathers world leaders to address the world’s most pressing challenges and act together.

Under this initiative, ETS has pledged 3,000 test vouchers worth 220,000 USD to make fair and equitable assessments available to African students. Over the next three years, ETS’s flagship products – the TOEFL® and GRE® tests will be made available to accelerate African access to global innovation ecosystems. For decades, the TOEFL and GRE tests have provided opportunities for students to demonstrate their potential and readiness to pursue global education opportunities.

ETS' commitment will touch many lives directly and indirectly, in the African continent and beyond.

“I am delighted to share that over the next three years, ETS will be giving three thousand tests for free to under-served African students. Those 1500 GRE® and 1500 TOEFL® tests are our contribution to recognise the incredible opportunity to further the connectivity between Africa and the world,”

Amit Sevak, President and CEO of ETS.

About Clinton Global Initiative

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to create and implement solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. To date, members of the CGI community have made more than 3,700 Commitments to Action that have made a difference in the lives of more than 435 million people in more than 180 countries.

In September 2022, for the first time since 2016, CGI will convene alongside the United Nations General Assembly. During this meeting, more than 1,000 attendees will come together to drive action on climate change, inclusive economic growth, health equity, the refugee crisis, and more.

About ETS

At ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and postsecondary education, and by conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded as a non-profit in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests and The Praxis Series® assessments — in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide.

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