Nairobi, January 27, 2012- Twenty educational institutions from across Canada will participate in this year’s Annual Canada Education Fair. The Education Fair will be held in Kenya and Uganda from February 6 to February 11, 2012. The Canadian educational institutions will be representing a wide range of education options from Grade 12 to college and university education.
According to the Canadian High Commission’s Commercial Counsellor, David Verbiwski, the Fair will provide an excellent opportunity for high school seniors, university students and graduates, career counsellors, education agents and parents to gain first-hand knowledge on Canadian education at private schools, colleges and universities.
Canada has one of the most comprehensive systems of higher education in the world and boasts of over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate degree programmes. Colleges and universities in Canada seek out foreign students because they expand the diversity of the student body and strengthen the educational experience of all students by their presence and many also excel in their studies.
"Canada’s high academic standards and rigorous quality controls mean that students will be earning a high-quality education that will open doors for their future and benefit their career options over the long term. In addition, Canadian degrees, diplomas and certificates are globally recognized," said David Verbiwski, Canadian High Commission’s Commercial Counsellor.
The highlight of the week-long event will be three education fairs that will take place in Kampala, Uganda, and in Kenya in Nairobi and Mombasa. In Uganda the fair will be held at the Kampala Serena Hotel on February 6 from 9am to 5pm, in Mombasa the fair will be held at the Nyali International Beach Hotel on February 8 from 10am to 3pm and in Nairobi the fair will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel on February 10 and 11 from 11am to 6pm.
Admission to the event is free and will allow interested students and their families to ask questions directly to academic representatives from Canadian education institutions and give them a chance to learn about Canada’s education system, scholarship opportunities and the visa application process.
The universities and colleges attending this year education fair include: Algonquin College, Canadian Independent College, Wilfred Laurier University, Columbia International College, Golden Hills School Division, St Clair College of Arts and Technology, Niagara College, Seneca College, College of New Caledonia, Memorial University of Newfoundland, SAIT Polytechnic, Columbia College, Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Thompson Rivers University, University of Waterloo - UAE Campus, Fraser International College, Bodwell High School, University of Windsor, University of Winnipeg and Fanshawe College.