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studentfocus November 10 19 Focus on... Nigeria

Situated in West Africa and bordering Benin, Chad, Cameroon and Niger, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa with an estimated population of more than 150 million, which continues to grow year on year.

With the highest percentage of the population being in the younger age bracket of 15-40 year olds, there is a clear market for ABE qualifications in Nigeria.

Nigeria provides free, government- supported education. The education system consists of six years of primary school, three years of junior secondary school, three years of senior secondary school, and four years of university education leading to a bachelor’s degree. As in all other countries, ABE students in Nigeria benefit from the opportunity to fast- track onto the latter stages of Bachelors and Masters degree courses at universities

all over the world. thus saving them money and enhancing their professional mobility.

ABE has been operating in Nigeria for more than 10 years, and seven colleges are currently approved to offer ABE programmes in the country. These are:

l Ascending College – Oyo State l CBA Business Academy – Lagos l Frontier Academy Lagos

l International Management Training Centre – Lagos

l International School Christwealth University – Lagos

l International Study Centre – Lagos l Samadint Institute of Technology – Lagos

ABE is growing in popularity in Nigeria, which has prompted the recent appointments of two local representatives:

Paul Isaac ( who is responsible for Rivers State, Kwara, Osun and Ogun; and Dipo Ojedeji (dipoo@ who is responsible for all other regions.

For further information about anything relating to ABE in Nigeria please contact either Paul or Dipo, who will be more than happy to help.

Nigeria provides free, government- supported education

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