2.3.3. In focus: Nigeria

Date:  Thursday 8 October
Time: 1:00PM - 2:15PM
Location: R2/3

Session Type: Panel

Chair: Mr David Wise, Senior Adviser to the Pro Vice Chancellor, International and Advancement, University of Newcastle (Australia)

In focus: Nigeria (1065)

Situated on the west coast of the African continent, Nigeria is one of the new frontiers for student recruitment. Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country and one of the youngest with more than 60% of people under the age of 25. Although there is an emerging middle class in Nigeria, it is estimated that well over 60% of the population live in abject poverty. Education is of central importance to Nigerians and the value of an international education is no stranger to them. The UK and the US have been the most popular destinations, but there is growing interest in Australia across all sectors. Nigeria offers a range of opportunities for education providers across all sectors, but it brings with it a whole new set of risks and challenges. This session will provide an overview of the key opportunities in the market as well as advice on managing risk and dealing with the challenges on the ground.


Key interest area (KIA): BD
Sector(s): HE,SCH,VET

Speakers:
Mr Gordon Chakaodza, Australian Trade Commissioner West Africa, Austrade, Ghana
Mr Neil Fitzroy, Director Marketing and Admissions, Navitas La Trobe, Australia
Mr Aleksandr Voninski, Executive Director - International, University of New South Wales, Australia
Mr David Wise, Senior Adviser to the Pro Vice Chancellor, International and Advancement, University of Newcastle, Australia