The French Embassy in Nigeria is set to organise an education fair in Lagos and Abuja soon. This is as part of its efforts to increase Nigerians’ enrollment in English Language taught courses in different universities in France.
According to a statement from the embassy, the 6th edition of the French Education Fair is scheduled to hold in Abuja on 12th February, 2018 and in Lagos on the 14th.
“The French mission in Nigeria is also creating partnerships between Nigerian and French Institutions to encourage exchange is not just knowledge but in students and faculty.
“Many French Universities, through the development of English language programs, can now break the language barrier and accept more Nigerians to study a wide array of courses,” it stated.
The statement added that the fair will provide an opportunity for Nigerians to meet with the best French higher educational institutions, as well as improve relations between Nigerian and French universities.
It is expected to attract attendance by ten different French universities and higher institutions offering different English Language taught courses at the Bachelors, Masters, and PhD levels.
The Education Fair is billed to be hosted at the National Universities Commission, Abuja on Monday, February 12th, and the Wednesday, February 14th event takes place at the French School (Lycée Français Louis Pasteur) in Lagos.
EduCeleb.com recalls that the Nigerian Ambassador to France, Modupe Irele, recently disclosed that of the estimated 30,000 Nigerians currently living in France, some were students.
Dr Irele had said that the French government was working closely with her embassy in encouraging more English-speaking Africans to study in France.
“We, at the Embassy, foresee a further deepening of this relationship, given the new French government’s positive disposition towards Africa in general, especially Nigeria.
“The French authorities are also working with the embassy to help it explore opportunities offered to Nigerians to study in French tertiary institutions in the English Language,’’ she added.