It is rightly said that education is power. At a news briefing organized in Lagos State, Nigeria, the Deputy Head of Mission of the Government of the Netherlands, Mr. Deelen Michel, on Friday disclosed that the exposure of more Nigerians to international education world would enhance and propel Nigeria’s overall development in the international community.
It was disclosed that Government of the Netherlands first education fair will be coming up on Tuesday, 6th June 2017, at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos State, Nigeria at 9:00 O’clock in the morning.
It was further disclosed that “Study in Holland Education Fair’’ which will hold in Nigeria has received the Government of the Netherlands support and commitment to strengthening educational bilateral relationship and cooperation that co-exist between the two countries.
Newsmen further quoted the Deputy Head of Mission of the Government of the Netherlands, Mr. Deelen Michel as follows:
“Nigeria and the Netherlands have had cordial relations in different areas, but both countries’ educational cooperation has been running for decades.
“We strongly believe that if Nigerians are exposed, they would come back and apply their knowledge and exposure for the development of their country.
“So, we want more young Nigerians to study in an environment that is broad-based and with international exposure’’.
“We have found out that most Nigerians do not know of the huge educational opportunities for them in our universities and other institutions. “We have also found out that the focal point for Nigerians in International education has usually been toward the U. S., UK and Canada.
“Now, we want Nigerians to come this fair and interact directly with representatives of the Delegation of Universities and other organizations at the fair’’.
Mrs. Temitayo Akinbiyi, the Education Affairs Advisor at the Embassy of the Government of the Netherlands, also stated that about 12 different Dutch universities and other professional institutions would be at the Fair in Lagos State, Nigeria.
That education fair would afford Nigerians the opportunity to choose from the various institutions in Netherlands, who were currently offering about 2,000 different courses in English Language and other courses.
That university in Netherlands were globally acknowledged and recognized for quality qualitative and affordable education, as well as their innovative teaching and training methodology and research.
Mrs. Temitope Akinbiyi further urges Nigerians to avail themselves of the opportunities at the education Fair.
The Netherlands Representative in Lagos said the current and future development of Nigeria would depend on the exposure of her young men and women to international education.
Bilateral relationship exists between the Government of the Netherlands and the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The news briefing was concluded on the note that the Fair would give young Nigerians interested in studying in Netherlands the opportunity to know-how first-hand knowledge of qualitative and affordable educational opportunities.