The USA spreads tentacles in Nigeria

In furtherance of its efforts to grab more Nigerian audiences in their local communities, the U.S. Mission is adding 11 contemporary Dwelling windows on The USA to the household of American Spaces in Nigeria. They’ll be sited in major cities across the country, at the side of Abeokuta, Awka, Benin Metropolis, Enugu, Osogbo, Zaria, Minna, Dutse, Markudi, Gombe and Lafia, writes OLUKOREDE YISHAU

U.S. Consulate Public Affairs Officer Stephen Ibelli used to be in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom Enlighten capital. His mission: To originate on behalf of the U.S. Mission in Nigeria the Uyo Window on The USA in partnership with the College of Uyo. It is miles hosted at the Fundamental Library of the College of Uyo. The Window on The USA will provide knowledge about america, at the side of its government, ancient previous, custom, and tutorial system by the books and electronic resources provided by the U.S. government.

Ibelli stated the Window on The USA would promote mutual determining between america and the of us of Nigeria.  He added that the Uyo Window on The USA would feature as a hub for activities, opening its doorways to younger Nigerians taking a undercover agent to slay their ideas, as successfully as their leadership and entrepreneurship abilities by programmes and workshops designed critically for them.

Ibeli stated: “Youngsters are the energy of this nation. They’ll gain a wealth of opportunities that can maybe well perhaps simplest be realized at this residence. We invite them to dispose of excellent thing about this free provider at this Window on The USA in Uyo as their region for engagement, education, and empowerment.”

College of Uyo Vice-Chancellor Prof. Nyaudoh Ndaeyo lauded the U.S. government for the partnership that culminated within the outlet of the centre within the college. He expressed optimism that formative years would income immensely from the free resources available at the Uyo Window on The USA.

A press free up by the U.S. Mission defined that a “Window on The USA is a form of American Location located in over 150 worldwide locations worldwide.  Dwelling windows on The USA host a diversity of events designed to bring Americans and Nigerians closer collectively. Traditional talks by U.S. Audio system, Embassy workers, Fulbright students, and a range of Americans will allow U.S. and Nigerian voters to work collectively and exchange ideas”.

It added: “The Window on The USA can even provide a venue for the Embassy and Consulate outreach activities, providing a gathering region for U.S. Authorities alumni, and a host for visiting speakers, film sequence, and a range of events that promote an even bigger determining of the U.S.”

Two days after the Uyo tournament, the U.S. Mission opened a recent EducationUSA Advising Centre in Calabar, the Tainted River Enlighten capital. The Calabar EducationUSA Advising Centre, which is located at the American Nook, 37 Ekpo Archibong Avenue, Calabar will offer “factual, impartial, and comprehensive knowledge about tutorial institutions in america, as successfully as guidance to prospective college students on how absolute top to win entry to these opportunities”.

ulbright Scholar/Professor of Organic Chemistry, University of Calabar, Professor Francisca Bassey
•From left: U.S. Embassy Counselor for Public Affairs Aruna Amirthanayagam; Fulbright Pupil/Professor of Organic Chemistry, College of Calabar, Professor Francisca Bassey; Tainted River Enlighten Commissioner for Data and Dialog Technology Joe Abang and Tainted River Enlighten Commissioner for Education Dr. Godwin Amanke all the strategy in which by the outlet of the EducationUSA Advising Centre in Calabar.

U.S. Mission Counsellor for Public Affairs Aruna Amirthanayagam stated the contemporary EducationUSA Advising Centre would enable the formative years in local communities in Tainted River Enlighten and its environs to maintain a world-class education in america after which return residence to make a contribution to Nigeria’s economic utter and charm.

Amirthanayagam stated: “We’re very cosy to originate an EducationUSA Advising Centre in Calabar. The centre offers a diversity of free tutorial resources, at the side of public knowledge sessions, webinars, one-on-one, cohort advising, and hands-on give a enhance to for finishing the U.S. college and college application direction of.”

Ibelli stated the education centres would abet many certain and proficient, low-income college students in Nigeria who simplest require financial resources and win entry to to knowledge to raised their tutorial future.   He added that applications for the 2021/2022 EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Programme would originate on April 15 till Would possibly maybe perhaps maybe 31, 2021, adding that applicants had been welcome from the entire states in Nigeria.

Ibeli stated: “In 2021, 19 excessive achieving, low-income college students from southern Nigeria bought stout scholarships totaling $2.17 million to abet American universities and schools for the 2020/2021 academic session.  This feat used to be made imaginable by the Opportunity Funds Program of our EducationUSA Advising Heart, with give a enhance to from Coca-Cola Nigeria Restricted.”

Talking at the tournament, Tainted River Enlighten Commissioner for Education Dr. Godwin Amanke expressed the readiness of the reveal government to partner with the U.S. Mission to win bigger win entry to to the services of the contemporary EducationUSA Advising Centre.

The most contemporary Institute of World Education Delivery Doorways Story reveals that Nigeria is the no 1 source of African college students learning in america. About 13,762 Nigerians search at more than 1,000 U.S. schools and universities.

“Over the final 21 years, the EducationUSA Advising Centres in Nigeria bear straight contributed to an extend within the sequence of extremely licensed Nigerian applicants to the U.S. institutions,” a assertion from the mission stated.

The mission plans so as to add eleven contemporary Dwelling windows on The USA to the household of American Spaces in Nigeria. They’ll be sited in Abeokuta, Awka, Benin Metropolis, Enugu, Osogbo, Zaria, Minna, Dutse, Markudi, Gombe and Lafia.

The USA final Wednesday launched a most well-known initiative in Plateau Enlighten.   The U.S. Centre for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC), by the U.S. President’s Emergency Conception for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), announced a project to give a enhance to the Plateau Enlighten government to place into effect an Anti-Retroviral Remedy (ART) Surge program to scoot progress to reach HIV epidemic withhold an eye fixed on.

U.S. Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard led the U.S. delegation to Plateau Enlighten Governor Simon Lalong at the Authorities Home, Jos.

Leonard thanked Lalong for his government’s efforts to withhold an eye fixed on the HIV/AIDS epidemic within the reveal and acknowledged his directive to connect away with user costs for Folks Living with HIV (PLHIV). She also favored the governor’s persevered collaboration with the U.S. government on the implementation of the CDC Nigeria-led ART Surge programme within the Enlighten.

The U.S. delegation launched the ART Surge programme. The delegation advocated for the elimination of user costs for all of us dwelling with HIV, at the side of charges for antenatal admire pregnant women dwelling with the virus.

“We’ll be capable to slay HIV/AIDS epidemic withhold an eye fixed on in Plateau Enlighten if we proceed to work collectively to grab all boundaries. Boundaries equivalent to user costs, stigma, and discrimination impact successfully being-looking for behaviours amongst of us dwelling with HIV.   Our services may perhaps additionally simply mute be consumer-centred, so we must urgently minimize prolonged wait times in services and minimize the sequence of clinical visits.

“The ART Surge program is helping us title more of us dwelling with HIV and placing them on cure whereas keeping quality admire these already receiving cure. These efforts are leading to raised outcomes for these affected, thereby taking us to the cease line quicker than we earlier notion,” Ambassador Leonard stated.

Deputy Governor Sonni Gwanle Tyoden launched the Plateau Enlighten ART Surge on behalf of the governor and promised to give 55,000 HIV test kits to complement the over 120,000 already provided by PEPFAR. The further test kits will abet more PLHIV who’re no longer on cure to scoot Plateau Enlighten’s efforts to connect away with the epidemic.

Leonard also visited the College of Jos Educating Sanatorium (JUTH) and toured the U.S. CDC-supported ART health facility and laboratories. She interacted with the programme’s beneficiaries and the management workers of the successfully being facility.

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