Highbury College to create new courses for Nigerian youth

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HIGHBURY College is to raise education standards in Nigeria.

The college, in Cosham, Portsmouth, is to help launch a new education centre, near the city of Port Harcourt, called Workmanship Technical Training College

Staff at the Cosham college will assist workers at the new college to provide an international standard of training to Nigeria’s youth.

The centre has already been built and is due to open its doors to students this month.

It comes after the college partnered up with development organisation, Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA).

Stella Mbubaegbu, Highbury’s principal, said: ‘It’s fantastic that of all the institutions in the world, the RSSDA have recognised Highbury as being the outstanding provider of technical training.

‘We hope that we can share some of the good practices that have made Highbury the number one college in the UK for student success.’

Over the years a number of Nigerian students have come to Highbury to learn.

Noble Pepple, executive director of RSSDA, said he hopes to recreate the practical approach to vocational education seen at Highbury in the new college in Nigeria.