Ghana woos Nigerians for university education, says it has a stable academic calendar

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The Ghana Export Promotion Authority, under the auspices of the Ghana High Commission in Nigeria, has urged qualified Nigerians to apply for admission to university education in Ghana, saying the country offers quality education and benefits from a regular academic calendar.

The Authority’s Minister Counsellor, Commerce and Investment, Nicholas Quansah, gave the position during a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday.

He said there had been no major industrial action by academic or non-academic staff at Ghanaian universities in the past 17 years, noting that students are graduating in record time from their programs .

He said that no less than 5,000 Nigerians are currently studying in various universities and colleges in Ghana with the majority of them doing very well in class.

He said to boost the enrollment of Nigerians in Ghanaian schools and also promote economic relations between the two countries, the Ghana Export Promotion Authority would organize a two-day student recruitment fair in Lagos.

He said the fair which would take place from October 18 to 19 would bring together a total of 15 top universities and colleges in Ghana.

He listed some of them to include but not limited to University of Ghana, Central University, KAAF University College, Ghana Christian University College, Wosconsin International University College, Technical University from Kumasi.

Shedding light on the fair, the Head of Trade and Services of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority, Banda Abdullah, said the objective of the fair is to facilitate admission into Ghanaian universities and colleges at undergraduate and postgraduate levels for qualified Nigerians. while still in Nigeria.

He said admission seekers with the relevant qualifications have the option of gaining admission and registering onsite at the fair instead of traveling to Ghana for the same.

He said Nigerians who migrate to Ghana for study do not need travel visas as members of ECOWAS countries, only residence permits after arriving in the country.

He also said that it was not mandatory for students to return to Nigeria after graduation as he or she might wish to live and work in Ghana.

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