About Us


Nelson Mandela University (NMU) believes that access to higher education is a key ingredient in the promotion of world peace and global economic development.  It views higher education as a basic right, and believes that it can both transform the lives of individuals and be an important force for societal change. NMU believes that education plays a fundamental role in strengthening respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, and in promoting understanding and tolerance, like Dr. NELSON MANDELA.

The mission of NMU is to offer affordable, quality, online, non-traditional degree-granting educational programs to any student who could profit by it. NMU is based on the belief that education is a basic right for all applicants, not just for a privileged few.  The University works to open the gates of higher education to students anywhere in the world by offering its programs through distance learning and by making this opportunity affordable.

NMU creates a global community by making its academic programs, educational services, and employment opportunities available to individuals from all over the world, and by providing, learning opportunities that engage students and faculty from diverse backgrounds. NMU, additionally, expects its students to take responsibility for their education, and to pursue their studies diligently and with seriousness of purpose. NMU provides a high-quality, online liberal education suitable in scope and depth to the challenges of the 21st century. 

NMU is committed to provide quality online educational programs globally at an affordable cost to students through an unique educational methodology.

The mandate of the NMU University is to:

  • Provide free, non-credit bearing, non-traditional degree programs to all segments of the society

·         Offer free, innovative and need-based programs at different levels, to all those who require them.

  • Reach out to the disadvantaged students who further do not wish to proceed to either a traditional college or traditional university qualification or other jobs that require traditional degrees, but wish to only graduate to enhance their knowledge, upgrade their entrepreneurial skills, have new careers, increase their chances of employability, advance in job with promotions, improve their self, which could lead them to more money, more security, and a better way of life, by offering free programs.



The Indian Chapter of NM University is an offshore set up to provide student support services – handle enrolment of students, distribute instruction materials and conduct all the back office functions for NM University, U.S.A., along with STA Pvt. Ltd., from India. NM UNIVERSITY INDIAN CHAPTER is not an university and does not offer any degrees. It is connected to NMU, USA, only as a Master Global Academic Center, distributor of their degree programs and offshore student support services provider.


STA is committed to provide appropriate linkages to the students, companies and the industry, based on the objective research and experience. STA also conducts short terms lectures, seminars, workshops, in specialized areas, and provide value added consultancy services through applied research. STA acts as a distributor and offshore student support services provider from India, for the educational programs offered by NMU, USA. STA is an ISO certified body.


·         SPIEGEL & UTRERA, P.A. (USA)

Spiegel & Utrera, P.A is a fully licensed law firm that delivers professional legal services - provide information, guidance and counsel based on their 175 years of legal experience to NMU.


Lex Magnum Chambers, Advocates, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, is a law firm founded by a team of highly motivated and dedicated Lawyers, who between them have great experience in handling variety of transactions, both, domestic and cross border. Lex Magnum Chambers is a full-fledged and full services law firm, providing the whole gamut of legal solutions to all its clients with practical legal advice and solutions.


Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Politically an African nationalist and democratic socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997. Internationally, Mandela was Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1998 to 1999.

In 1993, he received the joint Nobel Peace Prize with de Klerk. In November 2009, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed Mandela's birthday, 18 July, as "Mandela Day", marking his contribution to the anti-apartheid struggle. It called on individuals to donate 67 minutes to doing something for others, commemorating the 67 years that Mandela had been a part of the movement.

Awarded the US Presidential Medal of Freedom and appointment to the Order of Canada, he was also the first living person to be made an honorary Canadian citizen. Mandela was the last recipient of the Soviet Union's Lenin Peace Prize and the first recipient of the Al-Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights. In 1990, he received the Bharat Ratna Award from the government of India and, in 1992, received Pakistan's Nishan-e-Pakistan. The same year, he was awarded the Atatürk Peace Award by Turkey; he at first refused the award, citing human rights violations committed by Turkey at the time, but later accepted the award in 1999. Queen Elizabeth II appointed him as a Bailiff Grand Cross of the Order of St. John (upon the recommendation of the order's Honours and Awards Committee) and granted him membership in the Order of Merit (a personal gift of the monarch).





Dr. Yemi D. Ogunyemi

Vice Chancellor


Dr. Yemi (Nom de Plume: Yemi D. Prince), is currently the Vice Chancellor of NMU.       Earlier, Dr. Yemi was an Associate Research Fellow at the W.E.B. Dubois Institute, Harvard University. He is also the Proponent, International University of Diaspora, whose primary mission is tailored toward the advancement of the Africans in Africa and African Diaspora. He is also the President, Institute of Yoruba / African Narrative Philosophies - a think tank institute in African / African-American Studies; promoting recent research and advances in the theory of narrative philosophies, and President of the Diaspora Press of America: a min-house, publishing fiction, nonfiction, plays, poetry and children’s stories


Rev. Dr. Shateeka Hedges



Rev. Dr. Hedges is currently a Registrar with NMU. Rev. Dr. Hedges leads communities into building programs, such as Computer Education Programs for youth and adults through ‘The School of Digital Arts & Communications’ (beginners, intermediate, and advanced levels), Entrepreneurship / Finance Program, Teen Character Education and Leadership Program, Nutrition / Physical Education Programs, Pastoral Counseling Program and much more.


Arch-Cardinal Prof. Dr. ERIC OFORI - ATTA

Deputy Registrar


Prof. Dr. ERIC is currently a Deputy Registrar with NMU. He is also a Country Director (GHANA – West Africa) with the Academy of Universal Global Peace and an AMBASSADOR with the UNITED REFUGEE GREEN COUNCIL, Ghana - West Africa.


Dr. Pradeep J.N.A.

Head of Offshore Operations


Dr. Pradeep is the Head of NMU Offshore Operations. He is also responsible for Business Development activities, including forging Alliances and Partnerships.