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IDP is pleased to announce that it will officially commence its student placement operations in Nigeria from February 2022, following successful expansion into Egypt and Kenya.

IDP’s move into West Africa will enable more Nigerian students to achieve their global education ambitions, and support institutions in their diversification objectives, giving them access to IDP’s quality students in a high-growth market.

Virtual IDP student placement operations began in Nigeria in February, with IDP working alongside Higher Education institutions in the UK, Ireland, the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand to support their strategic recruitment objectives. In May 2022, IDP will formally open the doors to its new student placement office in Ikeja, Lagos.

Imad Chaoui, IDP’s Regional Director, Middle East, Africa, European Union, and CIS countries, said that IDP’s reputation as a trusted global brand, its focus on quality students and its long-standing partnerships with institutions, makes the Nigeria launch a significant milestone for the sector. “The number of Nigerian students pursuing an international education has increased phenomenally in recent years, and IDP is ready to help institutions leverage its quality student placement operations in Nigeria,” Mr Chaoui said.

“We are delighted to be bringing our world-leading services to students in Nigeria and connect them with leading institutions across the world,” he said.

“Using our digital platforms, expert compliance, and trusted human connections, we’ll support Nigerian students every step of the way in achieving their global study and career goals.”

Andrew Barkla, IDP Chief Executive Officer, said that the high-growth market of Nigeria provides exciting opportunities for students and institutions who can now be connected through IDP’s reputable counsellors.

“The study abroad journey is so nuanced to a person’s circumstances and aspirations and requires deep knowledge, empathy, and trust of the counsellor and the organisation that stands beside them,” said Mr Barkla.

“We are pleased to be bringing Nigerian students access to IDP’s qualified education experts, and assist institutions in their diversification strategies by placing quality students at their institution,” he said.

“Our highly-trained teams are ready to offer in-person and virtual support to Nigerian students and their families, and connect them with life-changing education opportunities.”

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Jonah Duffin – IDP Connect jonah.duffin@idp.com +44 7961 576 024

About IDP Education

IDP is a leader in global education services. As an Australian listed company, IDP operates in more than 50 countries and its websites attract 100 million visits a year.

IDP specialise in combining human expertise with a leading digital platform to help people get accepted into their ideal course, take an English language test or learn English in their schools.

IDP’s teams work side by side with their customers every day, at every step from course search through to starting their dream course or career.

IDP’s data insights are relied upon by organisations around the world to help ensure policies are informed by the diverse needs, challenges and motivations of students.

Most of all, IDP are proud of its people. It is their trusted people and processes that help their customers turn their study or English goals into a launchpad for their career.

Jonah Duffin
Jonah Duffin16 February 2022