First-ever Australian education exhibition holds in Lagos
The Trade Commissioner in charge of West Africa in the Australian Trade Commission, Gordon Chakaodza, says that the first-ever Australian Education Exhibition billed for Lagos will open up new opportunities for Nigerian students wishing to study in Australia.
In an exclusive interview with The Guardian, Chakaodza, who is based in Ghana, said experts from 17 institutions in Australia would attend the exhibition, which will take place on September 25 and 26, at the Eko Hotel and Sheraton Hotel, Lagos, respectively.
These institutions will talk and provide necessary information directly to prospective Nigerian students about their study options, and prospective students will also have the opportunity to discuss how they can obtain vocational education in Australia. Generally there are quality Australian universities which offer a wide range courses and many of these institutions are highly regarded.
The trade commissioner, who disclosed that Australia has produced many of the top corporate leaders in the world, informed that, “There are about 400 thousand international students presently studying in Australia.”
“One of the things we discovered earlier is that Australia could make a significant impact in education in Nigeria. As you are well aware, there is quite a large number of Nigerian students who are studying in places like the United Kingdom (UK), the United States (US) and Canada. We knew that there was a market here and the Australian education system is certainly one of the best education systems in the world.”
On affordability of Australian education, he said, “The cost of education in Australia obviously varies depending on course of study, and the institution of study. It is very difficult to predict the cost. What I will urge the students to do is to come to the exhibition and talk to the institutions about the cost of study in Australia, because it differs from institution to institution. You can also visit our website: www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/Africa/Exhibition 2015.”