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Education Fairs in Ghana and Nigeria – September 25-29, 2017

Explore Growing Education Markets in These African Countries!

The U.S. Commercial Service at the Embassies in Ghana and Nigeria, in cooperation with EducationUSA, is organizing education fairs in their countries from September 25 to 29, 2017. Representatives of accredited U.S. institutions for higher education**, including community colleges, undergraduate and graduate programs, are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. Fairs, meetings and networking opportunities will be held in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria from September 25 through September 27. The group will then travel to Accra, Ghana for an education fair and other relevant meetings. The fairs will connect U.S. educational institutions with prospective students and potential partners. The stops will include Embassy briefings, student fairs, one-on-one appointments with potential partners, and networking events in Lagos, Abuja, and Accra.

** Educational institutions must be appropriately accredited and be in good standing with their accreditation body.

Why Ghana?
Ghana has experienced a decade of sustained economic growth, and its education expenditure relative to income is double the average for the African continent. These factors, coupled with the fact that English is the primary language of instruction, sets Ghana as the second largest sender of students to the U.S.

Why Nigeria?
This market is the largest country in Sub-Saharan Africa, both in terms of the economy and the population. One-fifth of Nigeria’s population is between the ages of 15 and 24, creating significant demand for higher education opportunities. As the demand cannot be met domestically, students are searching for international opportunities.

Dates:

September 25 – 29, 2017

Sept 25:  Abuja, Nigeria
Sept 26-27:  Lagos, Nigeria
Sept 28-29:  Accra, Ghana
* It is recommended to arrive in Abuja on September 23, but participants should arrive no later than September 24

Participation Fees***:

Nigeria:

Not-for-profit institutions: $2,000
For-profit institutions: $2,500
Fee for each additional representative: $350
***Expenses for travel, lodging, most meals and incidentals will be the responsibility of each participant. Registration for both education fairs, some in-country transportation and some refreshments are included in the participation fee.***

Ghana:

Not-for-profit institutions: $1,700
For-profit institutions: $2,200
Fee for each additional representative: $350
***Expenses for travel, lodging, most meals and incidentals will be the responsibility of each participant. Registration for both education fairs, some in-country transportation and some refreshments are included in the participation fee.***

To register, please fill out this application and email it to Marisa Ring at marisa.ring@trade.gov and Daniel Gaines at daniel.gaines@trade.gov.

***Deadline for registration is July 31, 2017***

For more information and questions:

Daniel Gaines, Daniel.Gaines@trade.gov
Marisa Ring, Marisa.Ring@trade.gov


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