The SS3 students of St. Finbarr’s College attended a fair organized by Education USA which took place at the Muson Centre, Lagos State. A total of five (5) speakers briefly explained education in the United States of America. The boys were spoken to on how the education system in the USA works, how to obtain scholarships, students’ visa and a work permit while studying in the country amongst others. Furthermore, the facilitators urged every student present to talk to over forty (40) U.S.A University representatives in order to guide them in finding a university which suits individual requirements as regards courses, tuition and accommodation.
In attendance were representatives from universities such as Calvin College, Monroe University, Webster University, Drexel University, Drew University and many others. The students were given a comprehensive lecture on how to obtain a student visa, how to behave properly and fit in in the U.S. They were also advised not to fake documents when applying for the visa as it may result in a life ban from the U.S.A. Also, the students were advised to make enquiries about the laws governing the country as regards operating with a scholarship. In conclusion, the fair was successful and it gave the students new options in their choice of tertiary institution.