France seeks to attract Nigerian talents via education fair

Mazino Dickson, Abuja

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The French government says it wants to attract talents from Nigeria to take advantage of the various courses and study programs offered by French Higher Institutions.

To this end, Abuja and Lagos will play host to the 7th edition of the French Education Fair on the 5th and 7th of November 2019.

A key point of the education fair is the launch of the Bienvenueen France campaign – which would help avail Nigerians the numerous other opportunities while in France.

A brain child of Campus France Nigeria and the Embassy of France in Nigeria, the event aims to make France the destination of choice for young Nigerians who want to further their studies abroad.

The fair will hold in Abuja on the 5th of November at Sandralia HotelJabi and in Lagos on the 7th of November at the Four Points by Sheraton, Victoria Island,” said Damilola Ayodeji, Press Officer/Attaché de presse, French Embassy, Abuja.

No less than 20 French Institutions of higher education will be represented at both fairs.”

In Abuja, the Fair will be opened at 9 am by the Ambassador of France to Nigeria, JérômePasquier,and representatives from Campus France and the National Universities Commission while the fair proper will begin at 2 pm.

In Lagos, in addition to the Fair, the Bienvenueen France (welcome to France) campaign will be launched by the Ambassador of France as well as the Director-general of Campus France, BéatriceKhaiat.

Sandra Omo, a young Nigerian alumnus, will also give her personal testimonial about studying in France.

The launch of the campaign will begin at 9 am awhile the education fair will follow immediately after.