US Promises To Assist Nigeria In Developing Its Huge Economic Potential, Human Capital

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LAGOS SEPTEMBER 25TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The United States Of America has promised to support Nigeria in its effort to develop the huge potential of its economy and of its human capital.
U.S. Consulate Public Affairs Officer Russell Brooks who made disclosure today in Magodo, Lagos during EducationUSA Annual College Fair said order to to achieve its ambition, US government has set in motion effort to help enhance educational opportunities for young Nigerians.
According to him, “This fair exemplifies a major part of that effort. There are 43 U.S. higher education institutions represented here, and I hope you students will have a chance to consider each of them. This is a record number of participating U.S. educational institutions, and we thank them all for coming to explore opportunities in Nigeria.
“Now, let me say a few words about the office that organized this fair, EducationUSA, which is one of many the U.S. Department of State operates around the world.
“EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of over 425 international student advising centers in 180 countries with 55 centers in Sub-Saharan Africa, two centers in Nigeria: U.S. Consulate in Lagos and U.S. Embassy in Abuja, with plans to open four new American Centers in the coming year.”
He explained that EducationUSA is the official source for information on U.S. higher education, adding that it promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at accredited post-secondary institutions in the United States.
Russell Brooks pointed out that the purpose of the educational fair is to encourage international students to study in the United States, enhance mutual understanding: people – to – people exchanges are an important component of strengthening our relations with the global community and to provide options for graduates.
He stated that Nigerians will benefit from studying in the United States in the sense that a degree from a U.S. college or university leads to additional schooling and/or jobs, adding that international students may seek practical training through the Curriculum Practical training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT).
“To promote educational diversity: Over 1 million international students choose to study in the U.S. every year. According to the Institute of International Education (IIE) Open Doors Report, over 11,000 Nigerian students are currently studying in the United States. Many of them are self-financed, but many also received scholarships. Nigeria is the top sending country in Sub-Saharan Africa.
“To promote educational variety, U.S. has more than 4,500 accredited institutions and offers everything from 2 year Associate degrees to 4 year bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees,” he stated, stressing that to showcase excellent colleges and universities, American Universities are consistently ranked among the top universities in the world hence study in the United States means a quality education.

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