Nigeria to Canada to Study and Tour
Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country. Granted independence in 1960 a new constitution was adopted in 1999, and a peaceful transition to civilian government was completed. Nigeria is currently experiencing its longest period of civilian rule since independence. The general elections of April 2007 marked the first civilian-to-civilian transfer of power in the country’s history.
Nigeria consists of more than 250 ethnic groups. The system of law is based on the British common law system with Shariot Law applied in the northern regions. Nigeria is organized into 36 states and 1 territory: Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, Federal Capital Territory, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nassarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe and Zamfara.
English is the official language, however, with over 500 dialects spoken across the many tribes literacy is estimated at 70% across all of Nigeria. The average time in school is 8 years. Nigeria spends less than 1% of GDP on Education putting Nigeria education close to the bottom.
Nigerians face many problems with their education system. In Nigeria school attendance is not compulsory at any level. The education system consists of six years of primary school, three years of junior secondary school, three years of senior secondary school, and four years of university education leading to a bachelor’s degree. The rate of secondary school attendance is 32 percent for males and 27 percent for females.
Study abroad opportunities are reduced as many international schools do not recognize or trust the Nigerian students transcripts, school reports or quality of education standards.
Study abroad opportunities are reduced by the many “Nigerian Scams and 419 frauds”. Many governments and schools are reluctant to offer study or visitor visas to potential Nigerian scammers and gang members. Applicants have to prepare more extensive documents to prove that they are legitimate students and not connected to the many international Nigerian crime organizations.
Nigerian Links for Study ESL English Clubs, English Language exchanges, English programs in university, college, schools, private teachers, TOEFL TOEIC IELTS study and test locations, education consultants, education agents, travel agents and consultants, airlines that fly to Canada, other travel to Canada, organizations that assist Canada travel and study programs.
High Commission of Canada to Nigeria in Abuja
15 Bobo Street, Maitama
High Commission of Canada
15 Bobo Street, Maitama
P.O. Box 5144
Telephone: (011 234 9) 461-2900
Fax: (011 234 9) 461-2901
Nigeria High Commission in Canada
295, Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, Canada, K2P 1R9
Phone: +1-613-2360521; +1-613-2360522
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