32 American varsities to participate in 2016 US Consulate College Fair

Prospective undergraduate students interested in studying in the United States will have an opportunity to explore their options at the Annual College and Career Fair organised by the United States Consulate General Lagos.

This was disclosed on Wednesday by the Information Office, Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Consulate General, Lagos via a press release.

According to the release the Fair, in its 17th year, will be held in Lagos on Monday, September 26, at Chrisland High School, Ikeja and the following day, Tuesday, September 27, at the MUSON Centre, Onikan.

The releases said representatives of 32 American universities will provide participating students, their parents and guardians, with accurate, comprehensive, and timely information about higher education opportunities in the United States.

“At its core, the role of the U.S. Mission in Nigeria is to facilitate and build connections between the United States and Nigeria. One of the best ways these connections are built and mutual understanding is fostered is through education exchange. For us, that is what this College and Career fair is about.

“We are happy to provide Nigerian students who wish to study in the United States a unique opportunity to learn about the diversity of the programs offered at various U.S. educational institutions,” Public Affairs Officer, Darcy Zotter, said in the release.

“College and Career Fair, arranged by the EducationUSA Advising Centre at the U.S. Consulate General Lagos, is open to all persons interested in undergraduate studies in the United States. Students with WAEC results and a minimum of five credits are encouraged to attend.

“Admission is free. Over the last decade, the College and Career Fairs have contributed to a large increase in successful, qualified Nigerian applicants to U.S. institutions.

EducationUSA Advising Centre promotes U.S. education by providing students and parents in Nigeria with accurate information and counsel for study in U.S. universities and colleges. Some of the services provided include guidance on the U.S. college application process, standardized testing, student visa requirements, and pre-departure orientation,” the release indicated.