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WHERE & WHEN?

OPUVIA FAIR is dedicated to helping institutions and companies recruit prospective students and skilled professionals from Lagos. 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 Lagos International Education and Career Fair October 2019 will take place at the Lagos Continental Hotel in Lagos. 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.

Lagos is a city in the Nigerian state of Lagos. The city, with its adjoining conurbation, is the most populous in Nigeria, and the most populous on the African continent. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, and also one of the most populous urban agglomerations. Lagos is a major financial centre in Africa; the megacity has the highest GDP, and also houses one of the largest and busiest seaports on the continent.

WHY RECRUIT FROM NIGERIA?

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.

Set in the Victoria Island district, this upscale, high-rise hotel is 4 km from shopping in the Ikoyi neighbourhood, and 10 km from the National Arts Theatre. 

Contemporary, chic rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and city views feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and sitting areas with sofas. Some rooms have whirlpool tubs, while suites add extra living space.

Amenities include a rooftop pool and a spa. There are also multiple sleek dining options.

ATTENDEE STATISTICS

 

 

 

 

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.