The Consul-General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Lagos, Mr Ingo Herbert, will be among dignitaries expected at the maiden German Education Seminar to be held tomorrow, (Tuesday, June 21) in Lagos.
The summit organised by foremost Educational consultancy service, SJJ Education said the event will also be attended by representatives of Commissioners of Education from the 36 states of the federation; principals of top Colleges; German Embassy officials; German language Institute officials; prospective students and applicants,parents among others.
At the summit papers will be presented on opportunities in German universities for Nigerian students to earn a degree or masters in different courses in the European country without paying tuition.
Speaking on the summit, Chairman/ CEO SJJ Education, Mr. Saturday Jackson said, ”the German government in October 2014, took the step to completely scrap tuition fees at all public universities which allowed international students to study at their universities without paying any tuition fees.”
According to him, international students can also benefit from study grants, financial aids and student loans.
On the role of his organisation in partnering with the German authorities on tuition-free education for Nigerians, Mr. Jackson said his organisation will be the bridge between German Universities and students in Nigeria, providing screening and vetting arm for the universities..
”We work with a large section of German universities to promote both English-led and German-led courses to students in West Africa, serving as the Screening and vetting arm of these Universities. We first pre-qualify quality Nigerian students, verify their applications (authenticity, work experience, references, transcripts, interests, etc.) and then place these candidates based on the specific requirements from the Universities.”
On the choice of the European country as a destination for its educational services, Mr. Jackson said, “Germany is currently ranked as the 3rd destination of choice for international students (behind USA & UK, but ahead of France, Australia Canada). Its institutions are world renowned in fields of Engineering, Medicine, Business Management, Arts and Social Science.
” As Germany opens up to International students, many of her institutions now offer courses and programmes entirely in English language. This means Nigerian Students can take up Bachelors, Master’s Degree, PhD’s and Research Fellowships without a prior study of the German Language. Students can study the language along with their courses. ”