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Educational and Youth Advancement Seminar for Nigerian Youth

A course designed to assist youths to advance in their educational pursuit.

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Educational and Youth Advancement Seminar for Nigerian Youth

  2. 2. THE PURPOSE OF THIS SEMINAR  This seminar is to educate and expose people to alternative ways to acquire tertiary education .  This is to help wipe away the tears of those having problems with their academics.  To assist people to get foreign education that is widely accepted internationally.  For civil servants that needs advancement @ their places of work. (promotion)
  3. 3. WHY EDUCATION Learning is the most powerful tool in the world. The more you know the better you get along in the world. Unless you have a decent education jobs will be scarce and you will struggle for the rest of your life trying to make ends meet. You don't have to be rich to survive, but you sure do need your education to stay ahead of hunger, poverty and to be relevant in life.
  4. 4. Benefits of Having Tertiary Education.  Education is the key to success  Education open doors of opportunities in life  Education is the passport to wealth and better future.  Having education will give you better chances of getting jobs.  Many people who are making what is labeled as PEANUTS is because the employer is not paying them for what they know, but rather, they are paying them for what they can do physically. Youth these days need to know the consequences of not finishing high.
  5. 5. Here comes the opportunity  About the British Council British Council is the UK’s international organization for educational opportunities and cultural relations. They work in the arts, education, English, science and sport and last year , they were engaged face to face with 18.4 million people and reached 652 million.
  6. 6. What are the Exams Offered by British Council ? The British Council administers numerous exams and tests on behalf of various UK academic and professional institutions including:  Cambridge English and Admissions Tests School exams such as CIE and Edexcel,  UK university exams and professional exams such as ACCA, CEM, CIM, CIMA, CIPS, City & Guilds and NEBOSH
  7. 7. Full Meanings:  IELTS - International English Language Testing System  ACCA and ACCA CBE - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants  CIPS - Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply  CIE - Cambridge International Examinations, including IGCSE and GCE O and A levels  City & Guilds vocational qualifications  TKT - Teaching Knowledge Test, offered by Cambridge ESOL  UK university exams for international students  PLAB - Professional Linguistic Assessments Board  .  Cambridge Admissions Tests including STEP, TSA, ELAT and BMAT  CIMA & CIMA CBE - Chartered Institute of Management Accountants  CIM - Chartered Institute of Marketing  RSS - Royal Statistical Society  CEM - College of Estate Management  NEBOSH - National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health
  8. 8. CITY & GUILDS OF LONDON INSTTUTE  City & Guilds is the UK's leading vocational qualification awarding body.  They have come a long way since They were founded - today the City & Guilds Group is the UK's leading vocational awarding organization.  They employ over 1000 people and award 1.9 million certificates every year. They have been in existence since 1875 .
  9. 9. CITY & GUILDS CERTIFICATE City and Guilds certificate is recognized and acceptable all over the world. City and Guilds is a worldwide recognized certificate that can help you compete for employment around the globe. C & G Diploma is equivalent to National Diploma & C& G Advanced Diploma Certificate is equivalent to HND in Nigeria.
  10. 10. FACULTIES IN CITY & GUILDS  Advice, guidance and counseling  Business support skills  Children and young people  Cleaning  Community  Construction and building  Creative  Education and training  Engineering and transport  General learning, including languages, skills for life and key skills.  Hairdressing, beauty therapy, nail technology and complementary ther  Health and social care
  11. 11.  Health science and technology  Hospitality and catering  Information technology (IT)  Justice  Land-based industries  Management  Media and photography  Printing and graphic communications  Processing and manufacturing  Retail, distribution and road passenger vehicle driving  Security  Sport, recreation and playwork  Telecommunications  Travel, tourism and aviation
  12. 12. About City & Guilds Exams  City & Guilds Exams are written twice in a year. (June & December)  Exams are conducted by the British Council here in Nigeria.  Exam Fees range between NGN 11,800 to NGN 22,000 depending on the component you wish to take. i.e. You pay per subject.
  13. 13. Facts about City and Guilds Certificate  City and Guilds certificate can be used to proceed for Post Graduate Studies after the Advanced Diploma in any of the Universites here in Nigeria.  Employers in Nigeria and International Companies in Nigeria & Abroad Recognizes City and Guilds for immediate employment professional bodies in Nigeria such as Mobil Oil Producing Nig. Limited e.g. PHCN, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Nestle, BATN, Coca Cola, Nigerian Brewery e.t.c.
  14. 14.  The Federal Ministry of Education and the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity accept City & Guilds qualifications weather for University Admission to some Nigerian Universities and employment into the Federal Civil Service.  City and Guilds is a worldwide recognized certificate that can help you compete for employment around the globe
  15. 15. MODE OF OPERATIONS The course runs for 18 months : Four semesters of three (4) months each for each of these three (3) levels: CERTIFICATE LEVEL: for candidates that doesn’t have any prior knowledge in the field. Especially School Certificate Holder. U will be awarded with Technician Certificate. Diploma Level: Scaling through this stage, you will be awarded Technician Diploma. Advanced Diploma: You will be awarded
  16. 16. Questions about City & Guilds.  What grades do they award? The grades awarded are: First Class Pass, Pass or Fail  What information do I get with my results? For candidates that fail the exam they also provide a report with performance codes that gives you a clearer indication of the areas of weakness in your examination, providing you with key information to help you target your remedial work.  How will I receive my results? You will receive your results through your exam centre. City & Guilds informs each centre directly.
  17. 17. Que: How long does my certificate last? Ans: The certificate is valid indefinitely.  What if I fail part of the exams can I retake that section? Unfortunately, if you fail an exam because of your performance on a single section of the exam, you need to retake the whole exam.  What To Bring To The Exam :  Please bring a valid international passport or drivers license.  Please note: No phones or electronic devices will be allowed into the exam venue. If your pencil case is not transparent it will not be allowed into the venue.  Where can I sit my exam?  Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano.
  18. 18. National Open University (NOUN). The National Open University of Nigeria is Nigeria's leading - and only specialist - provider of open and distance learning at tertiary level. We are also the country's largest tertiary institution in terms of student numbers. The National Open University of Nigeria operates from its Administrative Headquarters located in Lagos.
  19. 19. Facts about Open University Noun has centers all over the country. Noun took off of the university, pioneer student enrolment stands at 32,400. Noun currently offer over 50 programmes and 750 courses, stair casing through from certificate to diploma and degree level, and maintain a strong commitment to internationalization. The National Open University of Nigeria consults with industry and employers in developing courses. We also bring international programs from universities around the world. Noun focuses on life long education and online education.
  20. 20. History of Noun . The National Open University was initially established on 22nd July 1983 as springboard for open and distance learning in Nigeria. It was suspended by the government on 25th April 1984. However, its tremendous and unassailable role in tackling the country’s educational problems including access, equity, and education for all became so evident and consequently its resuscitation was begun on the 12th of April 2001.
  21. 21. Programme Delivery Method The NOUN employs a range of delivery methods to take education to the people and make learning an enjoyable activity. These methods include: • Printed instructional materials, audio, video tapes and CD-ROMs. These would be transported to you by courier companies, NIPOST and NOUN's in- house transport division. •  Television and radio broadcast of educational programmes . •  Electronic transmission of materials in multimedia (voice, data, graphics, video) over fixed line (telephone or leased lines), terrestrial and VSAT wireless communication systems.
  22. 22. NOUN STUDY CENTRES The reading and studying of the printed course materials can of course take place in the home, in an environment convenient to the student or at some designated places called Study Centres.
  23. 23. These are places located across the geopolitical zones of the country. At presents, these centers are located at the following places:  GEO - POLITICAL ZONE STUDY CENTRE FULL ADDRESS CENTRE CODE  North East 1  BAUCHI STUDY CENTRE. Centre Director: Dr. AHMED Saleh Gidado Student Counsellor:  NOUN Study Centre, Former NRC Building Federal Low Cost Housing Estate. Bauchi Bauchi State.  08025010121, 08034047622
  24. 24.  NOUN Special Study Centre, L AGOS Centre  Centre Director: Dr. AIYEPEKU Stephen O.  Student Counsellor: (i) Mrs. AGBOGIDI Caroline Kevwe  (ii) Ms. Ladi James L.  NOUN Study Centre, Nigerian Navy NNS QUORRA, Apapa, Lagos.   08033068874,   08023405313,   08032586484,  037  NOUN Special Study Centre Nigeria Prisons, Kirikiri  NOUN Special Study Centre, Kirikiri Maximum Prisons.  050  Abuja Planning Office  Liaison Manager: Dr. (Mrs.) Grace Iyabo Osuman  5 Dar-E-Salaam, (Off Amino Kano Crescent) Wuse II Abuja 08059422266, 08036150833 
  25. 25. In conclusion, Educating the workforce of today -- and tomorrow -- is a key focus. To get qualifications missed out earlier in your education, this opportunity is worth considering. IF YOU ARE STILL THINKING, DO IT NOW,ACT FAST BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE For more information concerning this seminar Contact us @