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Ebi Obaro: Reputable immigration consultant, driven by passion to provide quality education to Nigerians

By The Guardian
27 April 2022   |   5:19 am
Ebi Obaro is a reputable immigration consultant and the brain behind Maple Education Canada Inc., the foremost provider of Canadian Immigration and Education Consulting Services with four branch offices in Nigeria. She is a Certified Canadian Immigration and Education Consultant and remains in good standing with the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC) and…

Ebi Obaro

Ebi Obaro is a reputable immigration consultant and the brain behind Maple Education Canada Inc., the foremost provider of Canadian Immigration and Education Consulting Services with four branch offices in Nigeria. She is a Certified Canadian Immigration and Education Consultant and remains in good standing with the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC) and the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC).  


With over 20 years of experience working with students and immigrants to Canada, she founded Maple Canadian College (MCC) after careful evaluation of the experiences and needs of Nigerian students in Canada. A graduate of Food Technology from the University of South Bank London, she is also the Chairman of the Nigerian Canadian Business Association.

Her resourcefulness has earned the company laurels within and outside the shore of Nigeria. Notable among of such awards include, Best Partner Canada Award by Navitas in 2010 and 2017; Excellence in Education Award 2017 for most reliable International Education Support provider of the year by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry; as well as North America Agent of the Year 2014/2015 by Navitas.

Inspiration Behind Maple Education Canada Inc.
I had the privilege of migrating to Canada 25 years ago with my family. I am very conscious of how much that experience has shaped my life. This made me passionate about facilitating access to international work and study opportunities for young Nigerians. It is this passion that drove me to register Maple Education Canada Inc., a Canadian Education and Immigration consultancy firm in 2003. 

The objective was to promote Canadian High Schools, Colleges, and Universities in Nigeria. To be able to represent foreign nationals to submit their Canadian visa applications, I had to pass the examination for immigration consultants thereby becoming a Certified Canadian immigration consultant in 2004 and a member of the College of Immigration Citizenship Canada. Today, we represent over 65 Canadian Institutions in Nigeria.  In 2019 Maple Canadian College was opened to ensure our young students remain in Nigeria, gain maturity and responsibility and obtain the Canadian High School diploma (OSSD) a pre-university 10 months pathway program.

Maple Canadian College’s Operations Strategy
Professionalism is at the core of everything we do at Maple Canadian College. Considering our recruitment, for instance, every position in the school is held by experienced people with track records of excellence and verifiable accomplishments. Our enrollment has increased steadily in our three years of existence because we continue to produce excellent results that our parents and students can be proud of.  We have a 100% success rate in securing admissions to international universities for our students and we have won close to $1million (USD) in scholarships.

One thing that has really helped us is our strategic partnership with a Canada-based school, Rosedale Academy. Rosedale provides us with a rich curriculum that is designed in line with the learning and assessment standards of the Ontario Ministry of Education. In order words, students who are studying with us here in Nigeria are getting the exact same educational experience as their peers in Canada. All of our classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology as you would expect to find in a twenty-first century learning environment.

The Nigerian Education System and the way forward
It is regrettable that current investments in the educational sector pale in comparison with the actual investment needs of the sector. The government obviously needs to do a lot more about the over 10 million out-of-school children, dilapidated educational infrastructure, and the frequent ASUU strikes. In terms of government policy, it does not seem like there is a consistent, comprehensive, and evenly enforced set of policies guiding the education industry in Nigeria. I believe that the proliferation of schools with international affiliations in Nigeria is an opportunity that should be harnessed. I would propose that we institute a body of education professionals who would develop a coherent curriculum that adapts these globally recognized ones to our national needs. This will considerably improve the learning and assessment standards in our schools.