Worldview Education Fair is dedicated to helping institutions recruit prospective international students from Nigeria. This fair is open to all institutions worldwide, helping you meet and recruit a wide pool of quality potential students.
Many fairs and exhibitions focus only on recruiters from a specific country, thereby attracting a limited pool of students with predetermined interests in those specific study destinations. The Worldview Education Fair brings institutions from all around the world to one place; giving students more opportunities and options, thereby attracting a larger, more diverse pool of students. For recruiters, this exhibition provides an opportunity to improve their reach and brand awareness; marketing to a larger number of students and alongside some well-known institutions.
The Worldview Education Fair 2018 will take place at the TBC in Port Harcourt, Nigeria and is a one day event open to all institutions worldwide, drawing a larger pool of students by giving them several options to fit their price, location and course requirements. Students are encouraged to come with all the necessary documentation in order to allow them to make immediate applications to institutions.
|Event & Location||Day & Date||Early Bird Rate (TBC)||Standard Rate|
|Port Harcourt Education Fair in British Pounds||26 October 2019||£1,600||£1,800|
|Port Harcourt Education Fair in US Dollars||26 October 2019||$2,200||$2,400|
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 despite the fact that 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.
Port Harcourt is the capital city of Rivers State and it is one of the affluent areas of Nigeria because of the major oil companies and it being central location of the Nigerian Petroleum Industry. There are a number of tertiary institutions in Port Harcourt but they are mostly government owned institutions and there is a need for better education standard for the students in the region; and especially for the continuous development of the city and its oil and gas industry which tends to attract internationally educated graduates returning to the city to take up employment with the local and international corporations in Port Harcourt.
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