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OPUVIA FAIR is dedicated to helping institutions and companies recruit prospective students and skilled professionals from Douala. This fair is open to all institutions and company’s worldwide, helping you meet and recruit a wide pool of screened and quality potential students and skilled professionals.

Many fairs and exhibitions focus only on recruiters from a specific country, thereby attracting a limited pool of students and skilled professionals with predetermined interests in those specific study and work destinations.

The Douala International Education and Career Fair October 2019 will take place at Saphirs Hall in Douala. The fair is a one day event open to all institutions and companies world wide drawing a larger pool of students and skilled professionals by giving them several options to fit their price, applications, location, course and work requirement.

Students and Skilled professionals are encouraged to come with all the necessary documentation in order to allow them to make immediate applications to institutions and companies.

Enugu is the capital of Enugu State in Nigeria. It is in south-eastern Nigeria. The city had a population of 722,664 according to the 2006 Nigerian census. The name Enugu is derived from the two Igbo words Énú Ụ́gwụ́ meaning “hill top” denoting the city’s hilly geography. The city was named after Enugwu Ngwo, under which coal was found.

Industries in the city include the urban market and bottling industries. Enugu is also one of the filming locations for directors of the Nigerian movie industry, dubbed “Nollywood”. Enugu’s main airport is the Akanu Ibiam International Airport. The main educational establishment in the city is the Enugu campus of the University of Nigeria based in Nsukka, a town north of Enugu and in the same state.

Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa, with approximately double the population of both Ethiopia and Egypt, the next biggest African countries by population size. Demographically the country is young and growing quickly, with 63 percent of the population under the age of 24 and a high average relative annual growth rate of 3.24%, a full half a percentage point higher than the African average. For the Nigerian education system this means incredible new demands that the government is currently hard pressed to meet. At the tertiary level alone, the number of students has grown from under 15,000 in 1970 to approximately 1.2 million today. As a result of the huge surge in demand, hundreds of thousands of aspiring tertiary students are missing out on places annually, as there are simply not enough seats to meet demand.

This year, 1.7 million students registered for Nigeria’s centralized tertiary admissions examinations, all competing for the half million places available; potentially leaving over a million qualified college-age Nigerians without a post-secondary place. This even though the number of available places has grown significantly in recent years as the government establishes new institutions in its efforts to meet demand. Since 2005, the number of universities alone has grown from 51 to 128, while capacity at existing universities has been stretched to its limits.

These expansion efforts, while generally positive for access in absolute terms, have created issues related to instructional quality. Nigeria’s institutions and lecture halls are severely overcrowded, student to teacher ratios have skyrocketed and faculty shortages have become a major problem, with an estimated 40% of university positions and 60% of polytechnic positions currently unstaffed. High unemployment among university graduates is also a major problem but does not appear to be a deterrent to those seeking admission into institutions of higher learning.

The Douala Fair 2019 takes place at Saphirs Hall Akwa, in the Littoral Region of Cameroon. A 10-minute walk from the Cathedral of Peter and Paul, this hotel is 2 km from the Maritime Museum of Douala and 7 km from Douala International Airport. Warmly decorated.

Nestled within a serene environment in the heart of Enugu, lies GOLDEN ROYALE, an ultra-modern edifice, set in a pristine idyllic setting, with an ambience of discreet privacy. The hotel’s environment is aesthetically appealing and suggests extreme elegance.

This Masterpiece world class Hotel has the friendliest and most relaxing Accommodation you need, with modern facilities, ideally to fully meet the needs of Tourists, Business and leisure travellers, Fun seekers and conference Organizers, also suited from short stay to full Time living for you and your family.

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Attendees will include:

  1. Parents/ guardians with their wards
  2. Top secondary schools
  3. Government officials in the education circle
  4. Students with GCE A’ Levels certificate
  5. Researchers of Education Development
  6. Entrepreneurs with training plans
  7. Representatives of education funds
  8. Graduates
  9. General public etc.

The fair will give visitors the opportunity to meet directly with admission officers to discuss what courses, pathways and opportunities are available, as well as the general application and enrolment process.