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UK education exhibition

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In a bid to show case the wide range of opportunities and possibilities within the UK education system and provide first-hand information to suitably qualified students who are interested in a UK educational qualification, the UK will be having its annual education exhibition.

The exhibition which is the 12th edition will hold on 8th of November at the Intercontinental Hotel, VI Lagos and on 11th November at the Congress Hall, Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

Sephora Imomoh, Project Manager at the British Council while speaking at a press briefing announcing the event in Lagos said the exhibition provides a unique opportunity for students to meet one on one with representatives of over 50 UK universities, colleges and schools and get direct advice on the opportunities available to them for study in the UK.

Imomoh reveals that each year, students from Nigeria study in the UK, joining close to 2million local students from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales in addition to 500thousand other international students from 200 nations.

According to her, “UK is such a popular destination for international students because of its strong reputation for research, innovation and creativity and UK universities and colleges attract some of the world’s leading academics and industry professionalism.”

She noted that the UK education system has evolved to meet the challenges of this age and is built on tradition of innovation, a constant process of evolution that challenges convention and encourage independently minded people to learn not just what think but how to think.

She explained that after studying in the UK, students from Nigeria are expected to come back to Nigeria to practice what they have leant over there, thereby contributing to national development.

Imomoh added that some schemes like the Common wealth scholar has been put in place to track scholars all over the world to come back and develop human capacity here in Nigeria.

Louisa Waddingham, Director Programmes, Nigeria said the exhibition provides a platform for every student to find a program of study that is tailored to their specific aptitude and will help them begin their journey to a great future.

“UK education sector has had strong interest in Nigeria context, that is why we want to see what UK can do in Nigeria to support education,” Waddingham reiterated.

She explained that the purpose of British Council is to create opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide, adding that they provide direct advice and support, based on their local knowledge and market intelligence to a range of UK universities seeking to attract students.

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