By Our Correspondent
The Managing Director of Blue Stream Educational Limited, Mallam Abdulkareem Ogirima, has commended the newly introduced Student Loan policy of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration.
He disclosed this at a press briefing during the annual education fair organised by Blue Stream Education Consult in collaboration with some top Turkish universities in Abuja last weekend.
Ogirima said if well articulated, the policy would go a long way in improving access to education by Nigerians just as it is done in the UK and the US.
“For us in Nigeria, we are just starting but at least, we know now that the government is talking about student loans and we can have a conceptualization of what this student loan should be like but what Nigeria’s own will be like is what we don’t know yet,” he stated.
Speaking further, Mallam Ogirima enumerated the successes achieved with the group’s mandate in solving the challenges being faced by Nigerian students seeking admission into tertiary insistutions within and outside the country.
“We are committed to solving the challenges faced by our students who are seeking admission into various universities around the world. So far, we have helped over 1000 students to gain admission, and also assisted a number of them to get scholarships;this we do with our partners in USA, Canada, UK, Turkey and other countries.
This year’s edition will see us give scholarships to over 200 students who performed excellently well.
“We offer personalized services based on the student’s budget or academic performance(transcripts). Our services extend to assisting our students to improve their scores in ILTS, SAT, JAMB and WAEC,” Mallam Ogirima stated.
Ogirima, who was full of praise for Sabanci University and Isik University both in Turkey, said the Blue Stream Group will continue its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the Nigerian educational space by providing the needed information.
“Our resolve, as part of our CSR is to continue to assist students with the needed information on gaining admission, scholarships and sponsorships.Sabanci University and Isik have done well as our partners,” he stated.
Also, speaking at the briefing, the CEO of Blue Stream Group, Abudulraham Muhammed, said he was proud of the performances of Nigerian students, adding this is what spurs the group to do more.