Nigerians are attracted to schools in the United Kingdom for some reasons. The United Kingdom colonized Nigeria for over 50 years and the ties she established with Nigeria have not broken since the old days of colonialism.
Most of the government political structures in Nigeria mirror that of the United Kingdom. Nigeria exports crude oil and other commodities to the United Kingdom every year.
The first Nigerians who had university degrees were mostly educated in the United Kingdom. Christianity and western education were introduced to Nigeria by the Britons.
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Why UK Universities?
Universities in the United Kingdom are attractive to Nigerians because of their high standard and the ability to get jobs in the country after graduation.
Let us face the fact, most Nigerian employers of labour especially the blue chip companies prefer people with degrees from the UK and other developed countries to those with local degrees. A friend of mine who had a first class in Civil Engineering from a Nigerian university was overlooked for employment by a construction company for a United Kingdom university graduate of civil engineering.
You get better practical experience when you study in the United Kingdom. The first time I was introduced to accounting and financial trading software like Bloomberg terminal was when I started my master’s degree in the United Kingdom. In my undergraduate days in Nigeria, we were never shown any software.
Studying in a developed country like the United Kingdom can also be very enticing to Nigerians. Almost everything works in the UK. You are likely to learn a lot from the country if you go there to study.
Some Nigerian students became very successful businessmen in Nigeria because of their experiences in the UK. They returned to Nigeria to replicate the experience they got in the UK.
How to make millions by introducing Nigerian students to UK Universities
A Nigerian lady makes millions of naira every year by helping UK universities recruit students. These are some of the strategies she uses:
Started a blog
The young lady started a blog dedicated to helping Nigerians wanting to study in the United Kingdom. She used Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) tactics to rank buy intent keywords associated to studying in the United Kingdom.
With time, she started getting enquiries about studying in the UK. She contacted some UK universities and asked them if they will give her commission if she gets students for them. The universities agreed and she started making money.
Visits to universities in Nigeria
She visited a lot of universities and met with final year students. Her aim was to encourage them to study in the UK. She educated the students about the advantages of studying in the UK. Till today, this lady still visits universities in Nigeria.
Visits to NYSC camps
NYSC camps in Nigeria houses the latest university and polytechnic graduates. This lady used the opportunity to go to some NYSC camps around the country to educated corpers on why they should study in the United Kingdom.
Her aim is to get more recruits for the UK universities she is affiliated to.
Organizing students’ recruitment fairs
Organising students’recruitment fair is the most successful strategy used by the young lady to make a lot of money. The fair is used organize Nigerians who are willing to study in the UK. To the attendants, the fair is a fantastic way to know about studying in the UK but to the lady, it is a way to make money.
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