In a bid to foster partnership with Nigerian High Schools, supporting students to undertake their studies, including on partial scholarships at the Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, XJTLU, China, the institution’s African Students’ Ambassador, Nelson Omenugha is currently in Nigeria, to visit schools in Anambra and Lagos States.
Omenugha is also visiting collaborating educational recruitment agencies that are passionate about recruiting students for the XJTLU.
The Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, China is a joint venture of Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and University of Liverpool in England. The institution’s official Medium of Instruction is English Language.
According to Omenugha, “I am the African Students’ Ambassador of the Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, China. I represent and support African Students in the university on issues bothering on academics, immigration and accommodation. I also facilitate the recruitment of African Students into the university.
“The essence of my visits to these Nigerian High Schools is to foster partnership with them, thus supporting their students to undertake their studies, including on partial scholarship in XJTLU, China. We also are collaborating with Agencies that are passionate about recruiting students for XJTLU.
“These visits became imperative to prospective schools and agencies that would want to have their students study courses of their choice in a competitive destination of China.”
Meanwhile, between January 8-12, 2018, the XJTLU African Students’ Ambassador visited high schools in Anambra State; including Grundtvig International Schools, Oba; Don Johnbosco International Schools, Obosi; Christ the King College (CKC), Onitsha; Dennis Memorial Grammar School (DMGS), Onitsha; Queen of Rosary College (QRC), Onitsha; British Spring International Schools, Awka; Tansi International College, Awka and Marie Regina Model Secondary School, Nnewi.
Omenugha also visited the Just Us Educational Agency, an Anambra-based educational recruitment agency.
Meeting with the managers and principals of the colleges, among other things, Omenugha said he discussed and engaged them on the background information on XJTLU.
According to him, “the areas include Overview information on XJTLU, including location, rating and elements that makes XJTLU a competitive destination for studies. Information on programmes offerings, academic strengths and the opportunities that they offer. Application methodology and scholarship opportunities for exceptionally brilliants studies. Information on possible service support to be offered were also provided. Information on summer courses and opportunities it provides the students to experience China in real-time. Discussions on possible collaboration between XJTLU and their college, including introducing the XJTLU offerings to the students and parents’ forums. This is usually rounded up with the presentation of XJTLU prospectus and materials, as well as High School profile checklist form for the school to fill out and send across.”
Speaking further, he noted that a quite good number of the managers of the Colleges visited, expressed desires to foster a working relationship with XJTLU and keenly looks forward to having some of their interested students visit XJTLU later in year for exchange programmes.
Similarly, Omenugha, in Lagos, between January 15-19, 2018, is scheduled to visit educational recruitment agencies such as UKEAS, (Ikeja Branch and Victoria Island Branch); BCIE (British Canadian International Education Ltd); FunLearn Education; Dave Abion Consulting; Imperial Education Services and Info Light Heights Education services, as well as High Schools such as Chrisland College Ladipo Oluwole Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos and Vivian Fowler Memorial College, Ikeja, Lagos.