Institution begins recruitment of students into Turkish varsity
A co- educational institution, Goodmus Learning Centre, Lagos has commenced the process of recruiting prospective Nigerian students for admission into Uludag University, Turkey.
Already, the first and second batches of the entrance examination has been conducted at the Huntsville Tech Computer Based Test (CBT) centre in Lagos and Ibadan.
According to the management of the institution, the entrance examinations were conducted for Nigerian students seeking scholarship for admission into a Turkish university.
Speaking with reporters at the Lagos examination centre, the Chief Executive Officer of the institute, Badmus Adekunle explained that the next examination would come up on October 26 in Lagos while successful students will be offered admission by the Turkish institution in September 2020.
Adekunle said the scholarship has become necessary following the decision of the Turkish government to subsidise educational costs because of the bilateral agreements on international education, which the country has with Nigeria.
“This examination enables students to get into Uludag University and exactly 83 other government-owned institutions in Turkey. We have done a test in March; we did another one this month while the next one will be in October. Eligibility is from senior secondary 2 (SS2) students up to PhD level”.
On tuition, he said, “They pay as low as 286 Euro per session. Those going in for Engineering and Natural Science Studies may also pay as low as N200, 000 per year. Masters and PhD students are expected to pay about 388 Euro per session. The advantage of this examination is that when they get to Turkey, they can get themselves involved in Erasmus exchange programme whereby they can do an exchange programme with other universities in Europe, America and Asia”.
The CEO said that with the scholarship scheme, Nigerian students willing to study in Turkey have been offered 90 per cent tuition-waiver scholarship and access for admission in more than 80 universities in the country.
He added that the institute acquired the license to recruit students in Nigeria and other African countries for the scholarship programme.
He noted that the scholarship was aimed at reducing the huge cost of studying abroad by Nigerians in pursuit of higher education.
“It is an entrance exam that you take and it enables you to enjoy the tuition that naturally only the Turkish nationals should enjoy. It is made possible due to the educational bilateral agreement between the Nigerian and Turkish governments to allow our students partake in an exam that their citizens take so as to enjoy government subsidy on education”, he added..
General Manager, Goodmus Learning Centre, Bankole Akinfolarin said the exam result is valid for two years while successful candidates would be given over 90 per cent scholarship on tuition to study in Turkey.
Bankole further added that the examination is designed to test the students’ intelligence and time management, with 80 objectives multiple choice questions for 120 minutes.
Prof Mustafa Sertac Yilmaz from Uludag University said there are lots of opportunities for foreign students who come to study in their country, adding that the institution is one of the top 10 Universities in Turkey.
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