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We are ready to offer Nigerians affordable education – Netherlands

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Nigeria on Wednesday announced the readiness of Dutch universities and other higher educational institutions to offer qualitative and affordable education to Nigerians.
The embassy’s Advisor for Trade and Economic Affairs, Sonia Odije, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos ahead of the Second “Study in Holland Fair’’ in Lagos.
Odije said that following the First Study in Holland on June 10, last year, a delegation of Dutch universities and other institutions would soon be visiting Lagos for recruitment of Nigerians.
She said: “The Netherlands on June 10, last year, held her maiden Education Fair in Lagos, which attracted about 500 Nigerians.
“That first fair was meant to create awareness among Nigerians of the internationally-recognised over 2000 English Language taught courses
in her higher educational institutions.
“This forthcoming second fair, scheduled to hold on March 3, at the
Federal Hotel, Victoria Island, from 9: 00 a.m. to 5: 00 p.m., is now meant for
the recruitment of Nigerian students into Netherlands universities for
qualitative and affordable education.
“We really want more Nigerians to the Netherlands because it is a top notch
country for international education.’’
Odije, who enjoined parents and wards to bring their children to the
fair, added that the exhibition would give their children the opportunity to
interact directly with representatives from the various institutions.
She said that their participation at the fair would also give them the
platform to ask the right questions before making their choices among
the visiting Netherlands universities and colleges.
Odije said: “There is the need for parents and guardians to take advantage of
this second fair for their children and wards for them to study in these
internationally-recognised institutions.
“There will be opportunities of study/work for would be Nigerian students. What this means is that after their studies, they can immediately be working in the Netherlands.’’