Register now for Sub-Saharan Africa Education Fairs in Nigeria and Ghana


Fair Dates and Locations:

Dates: September 25-29, 2017
Sept 25-26: Lagos, Nigeria
Sept 27:  Abuja, Nigeria
Sept 28-29:  Accra, Ghana

Cost for Nigeria*
$2,000 per non-profit institution
$2,500 per for-profit institution
$350 for each additional representative

Cost for Ghana*
$1,700 per non-profit institution
$2,200 per for-profit institution
$350 for each additional representative
*Expenses for travel, lodging, most meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each participant.

Deadline to apply is July 31, 2017

Explore Growing Education Markets in These African Countries!

The U.S. Commercial Service at the Embassies in Ghana and Nigeria, in cooperation with EducationUSA, is organizing education fairs in their countries from September 25 to 29, 2017. Representatives of accredited U.S. educational institutions, including community colleges and undergraduate programs, are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.

Meet Students, Potential Partners

The fairs will connect U.S. educational institutions with prospective students and potential partners. The stops will include Embassy briefings, student fairs, one-on-one appointments with potential partners, and networking events in Accra, Lagos, and Abuja.

Why Nigeria?

This market is the largest country in Sub-Saharan Africa, both in terms of the economy and the population. One-fifth of Nigeria’s population is between the ages of 15 and 24, creating significant demand for higher education opportunities. As the demand cannot be met domestically, students are searching for international opportunities. Education fairs will be held in both Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria.

Why Ghana?

Ghana has experienced a decade of sustained economic growth, and its education expenditure relative to income is double the average for the African continent. These factors, coupled with the fact that English is the primary language of instruction, sets Ghana as the second largest sender of students to the U.S. U.S. schools will participate in an education fair in Accra, in addition briefings, meetings, and networking events.