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Esol Education Acquires Strategic Stake in American University of Bahrain (AUBH)

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Esol Education is excited to announce that it has concluded a strategic partnership with the Elm Education Fund in respect of the American University of Bahrain (AU

Along with the newly acquired strategic stake, Esol Education will play an active role in the development of the institution with two of its representatives joining the Board of Directors of AUBH. Speaking on behalf of the Elm Education Fund, member of the AUBH Board of Directors, Mr. Marwan Tabbara, shared, “We are excited to welcome Esol Education as a strategic partner in AUBH and expand the scope of their involvement across the fund. Their reputation for academic excellence, experience in the region, and longstanding relationships with American-based academic institutions will be a great asset to the partners and academic leadership of AUBH, and further support the university’s development and growth.”

Through this new partnership Esol Education seeks to provide an attractive regional higher-education pathway for students enrolled in its K-12 schools across the Middle East and internationally. It also intends to leverage its established network in the development of new educational partnerships for AUBH, as it has most recently done with the introduction of California State University Northridge (CSUN) as a proposed academic partner to AUBH, providing AUBH students with opportunities to study abroad in the United States of America and complete their studies in the State of California. 

[Esol Education’s] reputation for academic excellence, experience in the region, and long-standing relationships with American-based academic institutions will be a great asset to the partners and academic leadership of AUBH, and further support the university’s development and growth.

Renowned for its commitment to advancing high quality American education within the Middle East for over 44 years, Esol Education has earned its status as a trusted partner. Its Superintendent and Chairman, Walid Abushakra, commented, “We are excited to be playing a role in AUBH, which is destined to become the Kingdom of Bahrain’s leading institution of higher learning. The planned academic partnership with CSUN will support the university in fulfilling its promise to produce thousands of young graduates with the skills needed to contribute to Bahrain’s future success in the global economy. Esol Education’s strategic stake in AUBH underscores our long-term commitment to the educational landscape in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the wider region.” 

Esol Education has also recently established the American School of Bahrain (ASB) in partnership with the Elm Education Fund, which opened its doors to students in the Kingdom of Bahrain in September 2020. ASB offers a holistic and challenging American and international educational program with experienced leadership, dedicated and caring educators and state-of-the-art facilities.