The move into the West African country comes after its recent expansion into Egypt and Kenya, and will enable more Nigerian students to achieve their global education ambitions, IDP said.
The expansion will also support institutions in their diversification objectives in the “high-growth market”.
“The number of Nigerian students pursuing an international education has increased phenomenally in recent years, and IDP is ready to help institutions leverage its quality student placement operations in Nigeria,” Imad Chaoui, IDP’s regional director, Middle East, Africa, European Union, and CIS countries, said.
“We are delighted to be bringing our world-leading services to students in Nigeria and connect them with leading institutions across the world,” he added.
The company began its virtual placement operations in Nigeria in February, working alongside higher education institutions in the UK, Ireland, the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Its first office in Ikeja, Lagos will formally open in May.
“We are pleased to be bringing Nigerian students access to IDP’s qualified education experts, and assist institutions in their diversification strategies by placing quality students at their institution,” Andrew Barkla, IDP chief executive officer, said.
“We are pleased to be bringing Nigerian students access to IDP’s qualified education experts”
“Our highly-trained teams are ready to offer in-person and virtual support to Nigerian students and their families, and connect them with life-changing education opportunities.”
This marks the latest agency entry to Nigeria. In late 2021, Leverage Edu announced it would launch operations in the country, as well as AECC Global beginning its first operations in Nigeria in September last year.
Nigeria-based Imperial Educational Services also revealed its online platform myStudyPath earlier in the year.
Chaoui added that IDP’s “digital platforms, expert compliance, and trusted human connections [will] support Nigerian students every step of the way in achieving their global study and career goals”.