By Oluwatobi Opusunju
Worldview International, a technology firm based in UK has launched in Nigeria, a portal to help prospective international students better access admission opportunities abroad and eliminate the hassle they go through while trying to find a place to study abroad.
Dubbed Findadmission.com, prospective international students or parents are only required to register on the platform and upload all their required document while more than 500 institutions on the platform will see the student’s profile and will be able to invite the student to submit a full application. The platform is completely free for students.
The CEO of Worldview International Group, Mr. Folabi Obembe, while speaking at the unveiling in Lagos, noted that the platform is a bright new way of finding a place to study abroad for Africans.
According to him, the decision to study abroad by students can be a daunting one because of the numerous rigors they are put through while trying to apply.
“The accelerating use of technology represents a fundamental change in how businesses are conducted in today’s world. We have seen the likes of UBER changing transportation industry; Airbnb has significantly reduced the numbers of people staying in hotels, while the social media revolutionise our today’s communication world, but the question is whether technology has changed the way student apply to institutions abroad because this tends to be dominated by so called recruitment agent, who charge student consultancy fee and visa counselling fee. It doesn’t make sense for student to pay for getting admission when this can done at the leisure of their house and at no cost to them and their parents,” he said.
“With Findadmission.com, we eliminate the guesswork that comes with trying to figure out which location or institution offers the course you intend to study. The Platform will of course save you the hassles of reading through different institutions website while admission officers in your chosen destination would have reviewed your profile before sending you an invitation to apply. This means if you make a complete application, you will be accepted to your chosen course,” he added.
Countries students can apply to are, USA, UK, France, Germany, Malaysia, Turkey, Spain, Australia, Canada etc. Findadmission.com is currently operating in four different countries in Africa. They are Ghana, Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Nigeria.
Additionally, as part of the company’s unwavering commitment was to enhance African student experience, it also announced the launching a Nigeria student Mall (NSM) which is an ecommerce platform where student can buy almost everything they need without the need to leave their campus; every good purchased on the platform will be delivered to students on their campuses.