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International bilateral agreement to aide Nigerian students study abroad

By Maria Diamond
02 July 2022   |   2:36 am
Parents and guardians have been charged to take advantage of the bilateral agreement between Nigeria and other developed countries such as Turkey, the United Kingdom (UK), the United States

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Parents and guardians have been charged to take advantage of the bilateral agreement between Nigeria and other developed countries such as Turkey, the United Kingdom (UK), United States (US), among others, to invest in quality and affordable education for their wards.

  
The United Nations Ambassador for Quality/Affordable Education, and Chief Executive Officer, Goodmus Learning Centre, Dr. Adekunle Badmus made this known in Lagos during the week where Nigerian students were taking YOS exams at the regional level.

The YÖS examination is an entrance examination designed for students who wish to enroll in higher education institutions in Turkey.
  
According to Badmus, the educational bilateral relations between the Nigerian government and the Republic of Turkey and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus are to ensure that Nigerian students get placed in developed countries for their studies so as to harness quality education.

“Only quality education connotes the best legacy and this is what the Centre has been promoting in the last five years. So, far we’ve assisted more than 800 students in Africa and in Nigeria over 500 students. We coordinated the YOS exams to expose both parents and students to other opportunities available.”
  
Badmus further said the centre is taking the responsibility to ensure that students get a soft landing in Turkey so as to integrate them properly into the school and the country.

“The programme is for Nigerian students at home due to strike action, and those who had written WAEC and UTME examination in the last three years and couldn’t get admission into the university of their choice. The examination is coordinated by one of the reputable Universities in Turkey and it exposes the students to over 60 government-owned universities in Turkey with the educational bilateral agreement. The affordability is something that is quite unimaginable; a student paying as low as 100 U.S dollars tuition fee in a year, is quite affordable. An average student can conveniently survive with 100-150 dollars a month.”
  
Speaking on the initiative, the brand ambassador for quality education, Mrs. Idowu Philips, aka Iya Rainbow urged parents to maximise the opportunities. While urging the Nigerian government to set their priorities right by investing more in the education sector and ensuring that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike is called off.