Over 400 top schools from across the country are set for what is billed as Nigeria’s largest educational event- the 2019 Nigeria Schools Fair, which will feature a showcase of the nation’s leading educational institutions as well as educational product/service providers.
In a press statement release today by the event director of the National Schools Fair (NASFAIR), Mr. Steve Ike- the national schools fair was conceived as a platform to match Nigeria’s educational institutions with parents and prospective students who are looking to gain admission into schools for the 2019/2020 academic year and beyond.
According to Ike, the organizers have identified seven special considerations when parents are looking for the right school for their children including location, size, educational philosophy, curriculum, faculty, fees and facilities. The National Schools Fair will provide parents with a unique opportunity to “one-stop shop” many different kinds of schools to begin to find the right fit for their children.
Representatives from more than 400 schools will be available to provide both on-site and take-home information. These school representatives will be available to answer questions, as well as provide information on the application processes, tuition fees, facilities curricular and extracurricular offerings, class size, and what makes their school unique.
The fair, expected to be graced by over 5,000 admission-ready students and their parents will present prospects for educational institutions to showcase and market educational opportunities, admit prospective students, create new partnerships/alliances, and boost their school’s brand exposure.
The event will also showcase other educational products and services like educational loans, educational Insurance, School management software and systems, school security systems, school supplies and related products.
Aside from the exhibitions, the NASFAIR will feature series of seminars and workshops aimed at updating school owners, administrators, teachers and non-teaching staff with the latest trends and body of knowledge that will assist them to better manage, administer and teach in their schools. These well tailored and expert-curated seminars will deliver topics covering school management and administration, financing, security and safety, health and psychology.
School officials also will have the opportunity of meeting and networking with their contemporaries; engage and explore the latest information you need to help administer and grow your school!
According to Ike, the EduTech products and services pavilion of the fair will feature the largest display of educational software and systems in Nigeria. From educational software and hardware to security and supplies, the EduTech pavilion offers a unique platform for school owners and parents to explore the latest trends in the industry.
At the fair, parents and students will be able to receive advice and information about educational-related products and services – from education loans, to scholarships, educational insurance, and learning aides and tech. This is in addition to free educational/career guidance and counseling from experts. They will also enjoy discounts on fees and other offers from schools and providers
The event which is free to the public will feature a funfair, children’s play zone and a crèche. All attendees will also receive copies of the Which School? A guide to Nigeria’s top 100 Schools publication, which is a guide to selecting the best schools in Nigeria to attend.
Over 80 corporate orgaizations have already signed up for the event. The exhibitors at the fair include preschool, primary, secondary and sixth form schools as well as private universities. Others include training centres, banks, insurance companies, telecos, ict companies, pensions funds managers, educational consultants, health and safety companies, security companies, government agencies, beverage and snacks manufacturers, publishers, school suppliers, teaching aids vendors and educational advisers/counselors.
This year’s corporate sponsors include leading brands like Fidelity Bank, Providus Bank, Allianz Insurance, Rosabon Financial Services, Premium Pensions Limited and supported by over 20 of Nigeria’s top brands.
The National Schools Fair will hold:
Date: Saturday, March 23,
Venue: Eko Atlantic City Waterfront