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Start a Career and not just a degree as Joanne Blair Storms Lagos

Start a Career and not just a degree: University of Central Lancashire gives spot admission to Nigerian students.

Dear Students,

This is inform you that the International Admission officer for University of Central Lancashire, Joanne Blair, will becoming to Nigeria to offer a free seminar and to give free spot admission to all eligible students. Kindly come to the venue with your academic credentials.

Date: Thursday, June 28, 2012
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Venue: Chelis Education Consult Limited, 3 Remilekun Str, Off Ogunlana Drive, Surulere, Lagos

Get your career right from the start.

Start a Career and not just a degree as Joanne Blair Storms Lagos

Start a Career and not just a degree: University of Central Lancashire gives spot admission to Nigerian students.

Dear Students,

This is inform you that the International Admission officer for University of Central Lancashire, Joanne Blair, will becoming to Nigeria to offer a free seminar and to give free spot admission to all eligible students. Kindly come to the venue with your academic credentials.

Date: Thursday, June 28, 2012
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Venue: Chelis Education Consult Limited, 3 Remilekun Str, Off Ogunlana Drive, Surulere, Lagos

Get your career right from the start.

Updates on the Study in India 2012 Scholarship Application

Announcement officially marking the commencement of application for the 2012 round of the OERL study in India scholarships for interested Nigerians students was made yesterday.

This scholarship, worth $63,000 will be awarded to 64 Nigerian students who wish to commence their undergraduate courses in either of Saint Francis De-Sale College (Affiliated to University of Bangalore), India or the Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bangalore (Affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum by August, 2012.

Qualification for this scholarship will be determined by a written scholarship test/examination to be conducted on July 26th in three Cities-Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt. All conducts of the examination is to be carried out by the NABTEB Integrated Services Limited, a consultancy arm of National Business & Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) in three zones of Nigeria (The West -Lagos, North -Abuja, and East -Port Harcourt).

Application for this scholarship is totally handled by Myschoolcomm Services Nigeria, who will submit list and details of all applicants to the examination board by July 24th, 2012 after which the entrance examination will come two days after-26th July as stated above.

All details including courses available, eligibility, number of scholarships, categories and courses, place of study, cost of application which covers (examination materials, examination centers, Study in India orientation and seminar) and duration of courses are available in here at: http://www.myschoolcomm.com/school/study-abroad/india-scholarships/.

Message for publishers, news papers, and bloggers

The OERL 2012 $63,000 scholarship application process is officially handled by Myschoolcomm Services Nigeria. All links leading to the application form should be directed to http://www.myschoolcomm.com/school/study-abroad/india-scholarships/apply/. This information is as important as the interest to applying for this scholarship.

All information required for this application has been properly provided in the application page at www.myschoolcomm.com/school/study-abroad/india-scholarships/

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Good luck in your guest to studying in India.

Why Nigerians prefer to study abroad

An education consultant, Salewa Olayinka, has said the reason some Nigerians rush to acquire tertiary education in Europe and America is to interact with international professionals in their fields.

The graduate of Birmingham University, United Kingdom, said Nigerians appreciate the importance of acquiring world-class degrees and the opportunity to network with some of the best professionals from various countries of the world.

Though she graduates can compete internationally, she noted that the rigour and financial implications of studying abroad, particularly in Western countries are worth the while.

Olayinka is the Chief Executive Officer of the Akure-based D. Dot Resources and Allied Limited, a representative of Birmingham University in Nigeria and management and training as well as consultant on admission to Birmingham University in Nigeria.

She said: &-8220;Nigerians run overseas for tertiary education because they understand that education goes beyond the borders of their country. They appreciate the need to broaden their horizon because the world has become a global village. They appreciate the need to interact with international professionals in their fields.

&-8220;This effort is worth it because the quality of education they receive abroad is very high. For instance qualifications obtained in the UK are recognized worldwide although students from Nigerian universities can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their peers abroad.&-8221;

She however advised students seeking admission abroad to equip themselves with knowledge of the universities they want to attend, seek enough knowledge about the proposed course of study and establish how the courses fit into their career plan and how well the courses can be applied in their home country. &-8220;It is not enough to just acquire knowledge, it is important to be able to apply it in the home country,&-8221; she said.

Explaining the work of the firm and its relationship with Birmingham University, Olayinka said: &-8220;Basically, D. Dot Resources Operation is all about management and consultancy and training in diverse areas of human resources management.”

We consult in this area to private, public and individuals. Also we render career advisory services to enable people make informed career choices.

&-8220;Our partnership with Birmingham University is in the area of education. We offer services and advice on how to gain admission to the university for residents of Nigeria, accommodation and payment of fees.&-8221;

Source: The Nation.

Thousands face expulsion as UK university loses visa status

The British government has stripped a London university of its right to sponsor visas for overseas students, leaving thousands of students facing possible deportation.
London Metropolitan University had its Highly Trusted Status — which allowed it to sponsor visas for students from outside the European Union — revoked by the UK Border Agency on Wednesday over alleged failings in its procedures.
The move means current overseas students have 60 days to enrol on a course elsewhere, with more than 2,000 students facing deportation if they fail to find another university, according to the National Union of Students (NUS).
The union warned of “catastrophic” effects on Britain’s industry for educating students from overseas, which was estimated last year to be worth £14 billion (17.7 billion euros, $22.2 billion).
Almost 300,000 non-EU foreign students were enrolled in Britain in the 2010-11 academic year.
The university said on its website: “The implications of the revocation are hugely significant and far-reaching… Our ABSOLUTE PRIORITY is to our students, both current and prospective, and the University will meet all its obligations to them.”
Immigration minister Damian Green told BBC radio that after an audit lasting six months, the Border Agency found “a serious systemic failure where it appears that the university doesn’t have the capacity to be a proper sponsor”.
He said that a quarter of students there lacked permission to stay in the country, while there was insufficient evidence that students spoke English and no proof that half of those enrolled had been attending lectures.
But he sought to reassure prospective students that “this will not be replicated across the university sector”.
The government had formed a task force to assist current students whose visas are set to be revoked, he added.
The NUS labelled the move political, linking it with promised immigration quotas brought in by Prime Minister David Cameron’s government.
It said it had contacted Cameron to “express anger at the way decisions have been made in recent weeks and to reiterate the potentially catastrophic effects on higher education… as an export industry”.
A Border Agency spokesman said: “The latest audit revealed problems with 61 percent of files randomly sampled. Allowing London Metropolitan University to continue to sponsor and teach international students was not an option.
“These are problems with one university, not the whole sector.”
London Metropolitan is in the top 20 British recruiters of international students, with 6,000 EU and non-EU overseas students in 2010-11, according to government figures.
It said it was working closely with bodies including the Border Agency to try to resolve the problems.