IDP, the global leader in international education services, today officially opened its first office in Ikeja, Lagos, to connect Nigerian students with global education opportunities.
The IDP Nigeria office will now provide student placement services, as well as English language testing services through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Imad Chaoui, IDP’s Regional Director, Middle East, Africa, European Union, and CIS countries, says that with a growing and ambitious younger population, there will be strong demand for IDP’s services in Nigeria.
“As the world reopens, Nigerian students are determined to pursue their global study goals in key destinations such as the UK, US, Canada, and Australia, but they need trusted support to navigate their options.
“From our leading IDP Connect research, we know that Nigerian students are looking for affordability, post-study work opportunities, multiculturalism and a straight forward visa process when considering where to study abroad.
“Today marks a real opportunity for universities around the world to attract Nigerian students to their campuses, and for Nigerian students to secure a quality global education and platform for their career through IDP.”
Darrin Vardon, IDP Nigeria’s Country Director, says it is IDP’s trusted people and established processes that ensure Nigerian students are matched with the right course and receive the right support to help them succeed.
“For more than 50 years families have turned to IDP’s network of expert counsellors in more than 30 countries for guidance when embarking on major life decisions such as studying, working or living overseas. No other organisation has the scale, reach or quality to compare with IDP.
“Our experienced teams are ready to offer in-person and virtual support to Nigerian students and their families to connect them with life-changing education opportunities.”
To celebrate the first office in West Africa, IDP held an event at the Lagos Marriott Hotel in Ikeja, bringing together local students, University and school representatives from Canada, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland the UK, government representatives, and employees.