In its renewed efforts to reach out to students and youths in underserved communities, the US Mission in Nigeria, recently opened a new EducationUSA Advising Centre in Calabar, Cross River State.
The Calabar EducationUSA Advising Center will offer accurate, unbiased, and comprehensive information about educational institutions in the United States, as well as guidance to prospective students on how best to access those opportunities.
Delivering keynote remarks during the opening ceremony, US Mission Counselor for Public Affairs, Aruna Amirthanayagam, said the new EducationUSA Advising Centre would present an opportunity for the youth in local communities in Cross River State and its environs to obtain a world-class education in the United States and then return home to contribute to Nigeria's economic growth and development.
"We are very pleased to open an EducationUSA Advising Center in Calabar. The center offers a variety of free educational resources, including public information sessions, webinars, one-on-one, cohort advising and hands-on support for completing the U.S. college and university application process," Amirthanayagam said.
US Consulate Public Affairs Officer, Stephen Ibelli, added that EducationUSA Advising Centers in Nigeria assist many determined and talented, low-income students in Nigeria who only require financial resources and access to information to better their educational future.