First City Monument Bank (FCMB), has announced its nationwide programme, put together to guide Nigerians who wish to study abroad on how to prepare and get the necessary support from the bank, colleges and universities abroad, as well as the lender’s technical partners.
The support, known as Education Advisory Service (EAS), which includes overseas admission information services, school fees remittance, school living allowances and travel fares, loans to support school fees payments, visa process, travels and examination preparation, is part of the bank’s contribution to quality education for national development.
Already, the bank has designated branches nationwide, with specialised desks and highly professional staff, to effectively respond to inquiries, while intending candidates for the EAS can access its website for additional information.
Responding to media inquiries in Lagos, at the weekend, the Executive Director, Retail Banking at FCMB, Olu Akanmu, said the exhibition fair is being organised by the bank in Port-Harcourt, River State capital, at the weekend.
From today, the exhibition will take off in Abuja at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, while in Kano, Tahir Guest House will hosts the programme on Wednesday.
On the other hand, Nigerians in Lagos Island and Lagos Mainland would take their turns at Eko Hotels and Sheraton Hotel Ikeja on Friday and Saturday, respectively to interact with international delegates from Ireland, United Kingdom (UK), Canada, Australia and United States of America.
“At FCMB, we recognise that knowledge of what to do and how to do it matters in securing good overseas education. FCMB will also be providing prompt school fees and living allowances remittance, loans to support school fees payment and international cards to support living overseas for Nigerian students.
“We have Lufthansa Airline, beside other partner airlines on board to offer students discounted fares under this scheme.”
In addition, we have AXA Mansard coming on board to provide medical cover for the students to the tune of $60,000 a year,” he said.