Nigerian man, Dr Olumuyiwa Igbalajobi, writes to University of Alberta in Canada asking to remove Nigeria from the list of countries whose students must present IELTS & other English tests before admission KossyDerrickBlog KossyDerrickEnt

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Sunday, June 5, 2022

Nigerian man, Dr Olumuyiwa Igbalajobi, writes to University of Alberta in Canada asking to remove Nigeria from the list of countries whose students must present IELTS & other English tests before admission

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that a Nigerian man, Dr Olumuyiwa Igbalajobi, wrote to the University of Alberta, Canada asking them to remove Nigeria from the list of countries whose students must present IELTS and other English tests before admission. (Read More Here).

According to information, the school has granted the request. Not all heroes wear capes. (Read More Here).

Although the school listed some schools in Nigeria that their graduates do not need English tests for admission, Dr Igbalajobi requested that it be updated to include all since English is Nigeria's official language.


Dr Olumuyiwa Igbalajobi wrote on LinkedIn:

"University of Alberta, Hi, my name is Olumuyiwa Igbalajobi. I work with the University of British Columbia as a postdoctoral research fellow. My first degree was in Microbiology from the University of Ado-Ekiti (now Ekiti State University), Nigeria.

"I write to call your attention to a list on your graduate school page exempting applicants with credentials from 'SELECTIVE' universities in Nigeria from the English Language Requirement at the University of Alberta.

"1. The official language in Nigeria is English which automatically translates to the fact all institutions from elementary to tertiary education are taught in English

"2. The list captured only 35 universities out of about 160 accredited universities in Nigeria. I do not understand the yardstick for this. I want to believe that this is an oversight.

"3. While your graduate school page does not reflect the entire universities in Nigeria, some of the names listed have also been changed over time. For instance, the University of Ado-Ekiti is now known as Ekiti State University.

"4. I affirmatively believe that the University of Alberta attracts applicants from different backgrounds and inclusion is germane to her. It will be greatly appreciated if the current list is updated or reworded to reflect all universities in Nigeria, similar to that of UnIiversity of Calgary, University of Manitoba, University of Toronto and other universities in Canada.

"References
1. List of accredited universities in Nigeria
2. English Language Test Exemption List, University of Manitoba 
3. English Language Proficiency Exempt Countries, University of Calgary
4. Exemptions, University of Toronto."

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