Grace School partners Canadian College on professional, business diploma programme
To ensure that students who desire tertiary education overseas have access to quality studies, Grace Schools Centre for International Studies has collaborated with Loyalist College, Canada, to deliver qualitative professional business diploma education.
Executive Director, Grace Schools, Olatokuboh Edun, who disclosed this while speaking with journalists ahead of the May 20 take-off date for the intakes at the Gbagada, Nigeria campus, said registration is opened to qualified candidates into the Business Diploma Programme.
“It’s basically a business diploma programme, which allows students to register for first year in Nigeria and second year programme in Canada. It’s a two-year course, first year in Nigeria, while the second year will be spent in Canada. As the student registers for the course in Nigeria, he or she is automatically registering for the second year study in Canada, because the two are interwoven.”
On the choice of Loyalist College, Edun said: “After a tour of 10 universities, secondary and higher schools, I was very impressed with the school because of their facilities. Besides, students who qualify from Loyalist College have 96 per cent chance of getting good jobs.”
She stated that after her tour of Canadian universities and higher institutions, she decided that it is necessary for Nigerian students to be a part of it.
Edun explained that the programme would involve exchange of teachers in institutions of both countries, adding that with technology, teaching is made easy.
Speaking on facilities at the Lagos campus, the director noted that the annex campus has facilities, which are conducive and excellent for the diploma education.
On how applicants will be given admission, she said: “Students will have to pass their examinations and as far as they are able to meet the criteria of documentation from the embassy, they will gain admission.”
Coordinator of the centre, Philip Balogun, said “The business diploma programme is a two-year course, which allows the students to study one year in Nigeria, while the second year is done in Canada. The school is a registered organisation in Nigeria.
“Some of the courses will be run online, as there will be an exchange of teachers between the two countries. Some of our teachers will go there and theirs too will come here. The first year will have two semesters, as there are courses the students will have to offer.
“During the second semester, they will offer other courses, after which they will be evaluated. Once they succeed, they will proceed to the next stage,” Balogun added.