Houdegbe North American University BENIN.

Humanity has moved from the industrial age to the information age. The combined power of the information revolution and the high-tech revolution, which has resulted into information explosion, is changing the very nature of societies. It is true that in the 21st century, no human being can escape being a part of the three dimensional revolution which will characterize the age: that of computer literacy, that of initiation into technological know-how and, to cope with the inevitable language communication implications in a global village, that of literacy in at least two leading world languages which English and French constitute.

The implications of an IT-driven global economy characterized by trade protectionism on manpower development are tremendous, especially for Africa, a continent in search of a viable conceptual and practical framework for economic development programmes. For, while Africa will have to use its natural resources that will in the final analysis, determine the course and content of the transformation process. The creativity and imagination of the African people will be the real factor in what Africa will be able to achieve. For this to happen, it is necessary to focus on the spiritualization, galvanization, mobilization and efficient utilization of one of Africa’s most abundant resources: its people. It is with the African people themselves, as resource, that the mastery of the future lies.

Furthermore, the phenomenal success of economic harmonization in Europe and the Pacific Rim has demonstrated that the success of regional and sub-regional economic groupings like the African Economic Union and the ECOWAS, will determine whether Africans will swim or sink in a world of economic protectionism. The dynamics of consensus-formation in the inter-territorial integration experiment in a sub-region like West Africa bedeviled by historical, ideological, philosophical and psychological conflicts, give rise to the inevitable need for the training of bilingual, social, political and economic professionals who, as channels of communication, will engage in high unbroken inter-territorial mobility.


The urgent need to train the class of professionals capable of meeting the aforementioned national, sub-regional, regional and global responsibilities, using the success stories of the United States of America’s educational system as model, informed the birth of Houdegbe North American University, Benin.

Furthermore, the overpopulated lecture halls, the High frequency rate of student revolts and lecturers strikes causing invasion of many state university campuses by law enforcement agents, the falling academic performance due to shortened calendar years and the anti-African immigrant sentiments in Europe and USA that bar many Africans from placement abroad, create the rising need for private higher institutions in Africa that offer the same standards as those abroad.

Those who will have access to HNAUB should be able to pursue more than a career or specialization, however. They should desire as well as the ability to assume the responsibility of citizenship of Africa, to appreciate the power of the cultural of human happiness. HNAUB will measure its excellence, not by the quality of students who enter its doors, but rather by the quality it adds to those who graduate.


This institution was established in 1992 as College Preparatoire International HOUDEGBE. In 1995, the Ministry of Higher Education of Benin Republic granted Accreditation as a private higher institution for Association Degree Programmes in Business Administration. Most of those graduates are employed all over West and Central African countries while many have found their ways into various institutions in Europe, the United States and Canada.


In April 2000, the Commission on Accreditation inspected the campus and examined the Bachelor and Masters Degree programmes which led to accreditation for full University programmes reference, the Arrete 2001 No 089/MESRS/CAB/DC/DPP/SP.


The provision of American business style education, made possible through collaboration with the West Virginia State College and Plymouth State University, Plymouth N-H USA should assist, we believe, in developing manpower needs of nations that are making efforts to pursue the capitalist mode of development after a long history of colonization. Back home, with a Pan-African philosophy, HNAUB has created a bilingual centre of excellence, producing barrier-less citizens of the world and dedicated to the promotion of inter-territorial social, cultural, and economic harmonization. To achieve this, HNAUB has collaboration arrangements with some institutions in both English speaking and French speaking Africa, French Village Badagry, and Nigeria.


Certificates issued by an accredited institution are valid in all countries that recognized the sovereignty of the accredited state. HNAUB is accredited by the government of the Republic of Benin and the Federal Ministry of Education of Nigeria.


A critical part of a student’s intellectual, social and moral growth takes place outside the classroom. For that reason, HNAUB has a campus of vast area which creates a campus life that promotes accountability, encourages extracurricular activities, inspires students’ leadership qualities and offers a rich cultural experience. All these, in a natural green, clean and service environment bathed by the soothing breeze of Atlantic Ocean.

Welcome to HNAUB.