LORMA INCORPORATED MAKES a huge step in the international market after entering an agreement for Linkage Program with Eastland School Arts and Sciences (ESAS) and Tansian University of Nigeria (TUN) on August 30.
This educational linkaging between Lorma Colleges and the two universities in Nigeria happened after the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of ESAS and TUN saw the school’s website.
Rev’d Royalson Nnamdi Obiukwu, Appointed International Representative in the Philippines for Linkaging/Exchange Program, came to Lorma to personally facilitate the planning and establishing of the three school’s partnership.
After the preliminary interviews and processes in preparing the collaboration were finalized, the Nigerian universities were confident to push through with the international academic tie-up.
Signing of the memorandum of agreement took place with the presence of Rev’d Obiukwu and Mr. Rober Kaiser, Jr., Executive Vice President of Lorma Inc., College Director Dr. Mainggang, Chief Finance Officer Ismael Caasi and Nigerian nursing student Oluwatobi Dada Ayoolu served as witnesses on the said signing.
With this kind of program, students from both universities can transfer to Lorma Colleges anytime for the completion of their degree programs.
The college accommodates these foreign students by meeting them every day and advising them on inquiring boarding houses.
Lorma will also assist in the processing of foreign visas of students. The linkage program also opens opportunities to promote the name of the school in the international community, most especially in the African continent.
Partnership with the schools shall also attract more foreign students to the academe and further put a stamp of global competence for Lormanians.
“This is one way of practicing internalization on cross-border education and in promoting teaching and global learning,” says Dir Mainggang.
There are already more than 10 Nigerian students in Lorma Colleges. Some of them are enrolled in Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Biomedical Equipment Servicing. Foreign students are a welcome addition to the growing population of the college.
Written by Gener Gapuz
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