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© FAB 2015© FAB 2015
FELIX OLUGBENGA ADEDAYO M.Sc, UK
Managing Director
FAB CONSULTING NIG. LTD, NIGERIA
fabworldng@yahoo....
© FAB 2015
OUTLINE
 Short overview of the Nigerian education system
 Student mobility from Nigeria:How many students are...
© FAB 2015
Short overview of the
Nigerian Education
System
© FAB 2015
Brief about Nigeria
 Nigeria is the most populous black
nation in the world having a population
of over 170 mi...
© FAB 2015
Nigerian Education System (1)
 Total of 129 universities and other tertiary educational
institutions both publ...
© FAB 2015
Nigerian Education System (2)
 To be considered for admission into universities in Nigeria,
students who achie...
© FAB 2015
Nigerian Education System (3)
 Record shows that every year over one million students
normally writes the Nige...
© FAB 2015
Nigerian Education System (4)
 Means that the remaining number of qualified students who
could not get admissi...
© FAB 2015
Nigerian Education System (5)
 Nigeria is today placed third on the list of Countries with the
highest number ...
© FAB 2015
UTME Applicants and Tertiary Admissions
(2004 - 2013)
© FAB 2015
Student mobility from Nigeria:
How many students are
currently studying abroad and
in what sectors?
© FAB 2015
Nigerian students currently studying
abroad
 About 1.5 million Nigerians are currently studying in different
p...
© FAB 2015
Countries where Nigerian students are
studying
USA
UK
Canada
Australia
Germany
Spain
Ireland
Sweden
Hungary
Ind...
© FAB 2015
Did you know that...?
 In 2014, Nigeria Federal Government paid allowances of
over 322 Nigerian students on th...
© FAB 2015
Programmes of interest for
Nigerian students, and the
future trends
© FAB 2015
Programmes of interest for Nigerian
students
Top courses
of interest
to Nigerians
Medicine,
Medical
sciences La...
© FAB 2015
Programmes of interest for Nigerian
students
7,921
Nigerian
students
studying in
the U.S
Science,
Technology,
E...
© FAB 2015
Students and Parents
expectations
© FAB 2015
Expectations
 Nigerians are thirsty for qualitative and productive education and
training with enhanced entrep...
© FAB 2015
Determinant factors for choosing study
destination by Nigerian students
Academic and constructive
Recreational ...
© FAB 2015
Scholarships to Study
Abroad
© FAB 2015
Scholarship for Nigerians
 Nigerian’s Federal, State and different government/corporate agencies
have various ...
© FAB 2015
Scholarship schemes from selected
States in Nigeria (1)
Sokoto State
According toAlhaji Abdulkadir Jelani, the ...
© FAB 2015
Scholarship schemes from selected
States in Nigeria (2)
Yobe State
Spent USD$3.5 Million as scholarships on 9,0...
© FAB 2015
Scholarship schemes from selected
States in Nigeria (3)
Kano State
Kano State government has within the last th...
© FAB 2015
Selected scholarship opportunities for
Nigerians to study abroad
 PetroleumTechnology Development Fund (PTDF) ...
© FAB 2015
It is remarkable to state that beneficiaries of
the various scholarship schemes scheme
return to Nigeria to con...
© FAB 2015
Educational Agents in
Nigeria: how to work
with them, how to
select the right ones
© FAB 2015
Educational Agents in Nigeria
 There are quite a number ofAgents recruiting Nigerians
students for schools abr...
© FAB 2015
Educational Agents in Nigeria
 FAB Consulting has been an Educational consulting Agent by
helping willing and ...
© FAB 2015
Educational Agents in Nigeria: how to
work with them, how to select the right
ones
Factors to consider in selec...
© FAB 2015
Final Word
No Doubt, Nigeria is a matured
and prolific destination to
source for your students
We welcomeYou!!!
© FAB 2015
Thank You for
listening
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Recruiting from Nigeria: Market Trends and Future Potential

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With a population of over 170 million people and still growing, Nigeria could be the world's third most populous country by the end of the 21st century, according to UN projections. Nigeria is definitely a country with potential, but also one with insufficient capacity within its own educational system, and a market which is struggling to prepare its students to find work in Nigeria's economy – and/or the global one for that matter.

We're pleased to present slides from a presentation by Felix Adedayo of FAB Consulting, a Nigerian education agency with offices in Abuja, Ilorin, and Lagos. In addition, we have included a video interview with Mr Adedayo which explains the reasons behind Nigerian students' strong interest in study abroad, plus outlines the areas of study most in demand and provides advice for foreign educators recruiting in Nigeria.

For additional information on the Nigerian market, please see our related article "From the field: An agent's perspective on the Nigerian market for study abroad" http://bit.ly/1ntYtdr.

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  1. 1. © FAB 2015© FAB 2015 FELIX OLUGBENGA ADEDAYO M.Sc, UK Managing Director FAB CONSULTING NIG. LTD, NIGERIA fabworldng@yahoo.com RECRUITING FROM NIGERIA: MARKET TRENDS AND FUTURE POTENTIALS Being A paper presented at the ICEF DubaiWorkshop, February 2015
  2. 2. © FAB 2015 OUTLINE  Short overview of the Nigerian education system  Student mobility from Nigeria:How many students are currently studying abroad in which sectors  Which programmes are of interest for Nigerian students,future trends  Students and Parents expectations  Scholarships for Study Abroad  Educational Agents in Nigeria:how to work with them,how to select the right ones
  3. 3. © FAB 2015 Short overview of the Nigerian Education System
  4. 4. © FAB 2015 Brief about Nigeria  Nigeria is the most populous black nation in the world having a population of over 170 million people and still growing.  Nigeria could be the world’s third most populous country by the end of 21st century according to UN projections.  Has the world 7th largest oil reserves.  Its GDP growth has been around 7% for the last few years as compared to 2.8% in the US in 2012 and less than 1% in the UK.  Nigeria’s nominal Gross Domestic Product, GDP, now stands at $509.9 billion, making the nation’s economy the largest in Africa and the 26th in the world, according to the 2014 preliminary results of the rebasing exercise of the Federal Government of Nigeria. Nigeria is definitely a country with potential!
  5. 5. © FAB 2015 Nigerian Education System (1)  Total of 129 universities and other tertiary educational institutions both public and private  Estimated 40 Federal Government, 39 State own and 50 Private own Universities (NUC:National University Commission statistics)  These universities and higher institutions in Nigeria cannot meet the required demand of it students’ population who are seeking admission into higher institutions in the Country because of the issue of carrying capacity.
  6. 6. © FAB 2015 Nigerian Education System (2)  To be considered for admission into universities in Nigeria, students who achieved a minimum of five credits including English and Mathematics are eligible to take the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)  The JointAdmissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is the centralized university admission body in Nigeria  The cut-off marks for most universities are between 180 and 200 out of 400.
  7. 7. © FAB 2015 Nigerian Education System (3)  Record shows that every year over one million students normally writes the Nigerian University entrance examination (also called JAMB)  This year about 1.4 million enroll for the examination according to Vanguard Newspaper,Thursday, January 15, 2015  Last year, 1.2miliion students wrote this examination, but unfortunately Nigerian Universities admitted only 450,000 students
  8. 8. © FAB 2015 Nigerian Education System (4)  Means that the remaining number of qualified students who could not get admission into any of the nations’ Universities would have to look for admission elsewhere in the different Countries around theWorld. Educational recruitment Agents, therefore always leverage on this situation to market their services and recruit students from Nigeria for overseas university education.
  9. 9. © FAB 2015 Nigerian Education System (5)  Nigeria is today placed third on the list of Countries with the highest number of students studying abroad.  The number of Nigerians in UK tertiary institutions has tripled in eight year,  United States embassy’s US EducationAdvising Center, (i.e US/EAC), has confirmed that Nigeria has more students enrolled inAmerica than any other Sub-Saharan African Country (UniversityWorld News,12 December 2014)
  10. 10. © FAB 2015 UTME Applicants and Tertiary Admissions (2004 - 2013)
  11. 11. © FAB 2015 Student mobility from Nigeria: How many students are currently studying abroad and in what sectors?
  12. 12. © FAB 2015 Nigerian students currently studying abroad  About 1.5 million Nigerians are currently studying in different parts of the world  There are about 7,318 Nigerians at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in 700 US tertiary institutions (Jenifer Onyeukwu, Head of the US EAC)  Nigeria spends about US$8 billion on students in foreign universities (Ike Onyechere,chairman of the NGO Exam Ethics Marshals International)  This amount covers monies spent on scholarships, tuition, accommodation, medical services, health insurance and students sponsored by private and government institutions
  13. 13. © FAB 2015 Countries where Nigerian students are studying USA UK Canada Australia Germany Spain Ireland Sweden Hungary India China Malaysia Philippines Romania Russia Ukraine Singapore Hongkong Cyprus Malaysia Turkey many more African countries like: Ghana South Africa Kenya Tanzania Togo Benin Republic Botswana Uganda Egypt Sudan ….and many to mention but few.
  14. 14. © FAB 2015 Did you know that...?  In 2014, Nigeria Federal Government paid allowances of over 322 Nigerian students on the Bilateral Educational agreement Scholarship in Russia alone (Punch Newspaper, August 22,2014)  Nigeria’s student population remains the third highest from non-European Union countries, trailing 39,090 recorded for India and 67,325 for China, it would contest for second place by 2015.
  15. 15. © FAB 2015 Programmes of interest for Nigerian students, and the future trends
  16. 16. © FAB 2015 Programmes of interest for Nigerian students Top courses of interest to Nigerians Medicine, Medical sciences Law and Business Management Basic Sciences Engineering Information Sciences Accounting Humanities Government scholarship places more emphasis on Science, Engineering and Technology based on programmes such as Medicines, various aspect of Engineering and Aeronautical/Aerospace courses
  17. 17. © FAB 2015 Programmes of interest for Nigerian students 7,921 Nigerian students studying in the U.S Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) (56.8%) Engineering (23.9) Business Management (14.2%) Health (12.7%)
  18. 18. © FAB 2015 Students and Parents expectations
  19. 19. © FAB 2015 Expectations  Nigerians are thirsty for qualitative and productive education and training with enhanced entrepreneurial Education contents  To be able to place themselves properly in terms of their career because of the way the global job market stands  Secure admission into recognized world class institutions devoid of those challenges that have made admission into tertiary institution difficult  Parents are more concerned about the safety of their children’s life and property in the country of study
  20. 20. © FAB 2015 Determinant factors for choosing study destination by Nigerian students Academic and constructive Recreational programmes Safe place for study and accommodation Affordable tuition High quality education and instructional delivery systems Availability Scholarship opportunities Easing the difficulty in getting student visa Efficient and effective feedback arrangements to regularly inform parents of their children’s academic progress Establishing a tripartite linkage between the educational Agent, parents and foreign institution Less cumbersome application process Language barrier Less cost of living
  21. 21. © FAB 2015 Scholarships to Study Abroad
  22. 22. © FAB 2015 Scholarship for Nigerians  Nigerian’s Federal, State and different government/corporate agencies have various scholarshipAwards for students at different levels of study such as Bsc, Msc,and PhD to study abroad  Some of the institutions with scholarship schemes in Nigeria are Federal Scholarship Board of the Federal Ministry of Education, TETFund, PTDF, NNPC, NITDA etc  States like Kano, Rivers, Cross Rivers, Sokoto, BauchiYobe, Kaduna etc, have initiated scholarship schemes for qualified students from their respective state
  23. 23. © FAB 2015 Scholarship schemes from selected States in Nigeria (1) Sokoto State According toAlhaji Abdulkadir Jelani, the Chairman, Sokoto State Scholarship Board, the government planned to sponsor more than 230 students to study in 19 countries in the world and 15,000 others in various institutions of higher learning within the country in 2014. This initiative was targeted at preparing the beneficiaries for future leadership roles (Punch Newspapers,December 14,2013).
  24. 24. © FAB 2015 Scholarship schemes from selected States in Nigeria (2) Yobe State Spent USD$3.5 Million as scholarships on 9,000 students in the last two years In 2013, Government paid USD$465,391.9 as scholarship funding to 3,253 students within the country and N235.4 million to 89 students abroad out of which 12 were medical students. Government also paid USD$1.3 Million for the training of four helicopter pilots, USD$172,906 for 52 law students and USD$77 Million for special courses to 88 students studying Arabic and French. In 2014, government paid USD$824,131 to 5,446 students in various institutions across the country. Paid USD$288,715 to 17 students in tertiary institutions in Europe,Asia andAfrican countries out of which six are doctorate degree students. Most of the overseas students were studying engineering, medicine, aero-space engineering, environmental management and other sciences.
  25. 25. © FAB 2015 Scholarship schemes from selected States in Nigeria (3) Kano State Kano State government has within the last the years, made substantive investment in the sponsorship of 2,600 students from Kano state to study abroad in various academic fields like Computer Science,Anaesthetic Nursing/Operative Nursing, Medicine and Pharmacy (Director of Press and Public Relations to the Kano State Governor,as reported in People’s Daily Newspapers of November 23,2014)
  26. 26. © FAB 2015 Selected scholarship opportunities for Nigerians to study abroad  PetroleumTechnology Development Fund (PTDF) Scholarships Programme  TETFund scholarship forAcademic staff of NigeriaTertiary Education Institutions tenable in local and overseas Universities  Federal Government Overseas Scholarships for Nigerians  Imo State Government Scholarships for Imo State Students  Ikeoha Foundation Scholarship Awards for Enugu State students  BAT Nigeria Scholarship for Undergraduate Students  MTN Foundation (MTNF) Science andTechnology Scholarship scheme  Shell BP Nigeria University Scholarship Programme  MTN Foundation / MUSON Music Scholarship Awards for Nigerian students  Nigeria LNG (NLNG) Scholarship Scheme for undergraduate students  Globacom GBAM Scholarships for Nigerian students  Total Nigeria National Merit Scholarship Programme  Mobil Nigeria Undergraduate National Scholarship Programme  NNPC/Addax NationalTertiary Institutions Merit Scholarship Programme  Rivers State Government RSSDA Undergraduate Overseas Scholarships  Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Commonwealth Countries
  27. 27. © FAB 2015 It is remarkable to state that beneficiaries of the various scholarship schemes scheme return to Nigeria to contribute to the development of their respective states and Nigerian nation at large
  28. 28. © FAB 2015 Educational Agents in Nigeria: how to work with them, how to select the right ones
  29. 29. © FAB 2015 Educational Agents in Nigeria  There are quite a number ofAgents recruiting Nigerians students for schools abroad, identifying reputable ones have become a case for diligence  There are many reputable and recognizedAgents in Nigeria like FAB Consulting Nig Ltd and many others etc  The activities of British Council, US EducationAdvising Centre, Canadian International DevelopmentAgency (CIDA), etc., facilitates Nigerian candidates/students processing of admissions into universities/institutions abroad to study
  30. 30. © FAB 2015 Educational Agents in Nigeria  FAB Consulting has been an Educational consulting Agent by helping willing and genuine students to achieve their long dream of obtaining qualitative education  Have done successful placement of students into Universities and colleges in countries such as UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, Cyprus, Malaysia,Turkey, Singapore, Hungary, Ireland, Sweden,Thailand, Philippines, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Netherlands, Hongkong, etc.
  31. 31. © FAB 2015 Educational Agents in Nigeria: how to work with them, how to select the right ones Factors to consider in selecting an agent in Nigeria to work with is dependent on individual International University’s standards. Deciding on which Agent to work with and how to work, it is necessary to ask such Agent to: submit reference letter from at least five (5) universities abroad the Agent had worked with in the past two (2) years. This will enable the establishment of credibility of such Educational Agent in the recruitment and management of admissions and handling of students.
  32. 32. © FAB 2015 Final Word No Doubt, Nigeria is a matured and prolific destination to source for your students We welcomeYou!!!
  33. 33. © FAB 2015 Thank You for listening

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