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Maple Canadian College berths in Lagos for prospective students


Ebi Obaro

As part of efforts to prepare students desirous of studying in any Canadian University, Maple Canadian College (MCC) has been inaugurated to cater for the teeming Nigerian youths.

The Deputy High Commissioner, Canada, Ryan Ward said the college is aimed at adequately preparing prospective students into Canadian institutions.

At the event were the Chairman, Board of Trustees, Maple Education, Canada, Dr. Tari Aganaba, Director, academic programmes, Rosedale Academy, Pam Turnbull and senior manager, Rosedale Academy, Global Education Partnerships, Ralon Nazareth among others.

The President. MCC, Mrs. Ebi Obaro said the college was established to bridge the gap in the curriculum of the two countries while also addressing the obstacles faced by young Nigerian students desirous of studying in Canada.

Although Canadian universities accept the West African Examination Council’ s (WAEC) certificate as an entry requirement, Obaro said since the curriculum is not the same, especially in areas like the sciences, English and writing, our students often have to struggle a lot with their initial studies in Canada which sometimes have resulted into a four-year programme stretching to five or six years.

“ In the circumstance, some students were forced to change courses while others, out of frustration drop out.“This programme in partnership with Rosedale Academy, Canada is exclusively fashioned in line with the Canadian curriculum, acquainting the students with entrepreneurial skills and at the end of the training.issue Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Canadian High School Diploma which offers them the opportunity to also study anywhere in the world including United Kingdom where the students would not need to sit for A-Levels” she said.

The MCC president disclosed that obtaining visas for students would never be an issue, adding that the school is affiliated to over 55 institutions in Canada, including high schools, colleges and universities. Turnbull and Nazareth assured that the academy would teach all Nigerian teachers in MCC until they are fully entrenched in the Canadian teaching process.

Aganaba assured Nigerians of the school’s readiness to inculcate into their students better educational standards as obtained in Canada and would always encourage those that would come back to Nigeria to do so with a view to replicating what they have learnt.


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