First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has put together a programme to guide Nigerians who wish to study abroad on how to prepare and get necessary support from the bank as well as technical partners of the financial institution.
The scheme known as Education Advisory Service (EAS), also includes overseas admission information services, school fees remittance, school living allowances and travel fares, loans to support school fees payments, visa process, travels and examination preparation.
The bank disclosed in a statement that customers and intending candidates for the EAS can access its website for additional information.
Also, the bank revealed that it has designated some of its branches nationwide, with specialised desks and highly professional staff, to effectively respond to inquiries.
Commenting on the initiative, the statement quoted the bank’s Executive Director, Retail Banking, Mr. Olu Akanmu, to have revealed that the bank at the weekend organised a schools’ exhibition fair in Port-Harcourt, River State. It will also take place in Abuja today and Kano on Wednesday. In the same vein, the fair would hold in Lagos on Friday, July 27, and Saturday July 28, 2018, respectively, adding that it would afford prospective students the opportunity to interact with international delegates from Ireland, United Kingdom(UK), Canada, Australia and United States of America under the EAS.
Akanmu said, “at FCMB, we walk and work with our customers to fulfil their life aspirations, their families and their businesses, including the provision of the best education.
“The FCMB Education Advisory Services in partnership with MOD Services and international partners also cover school admission process, visa processing, travel and examination Preparation.
“We recognise that knowledge of what to do and how to do it matters in securing good overseas education. FCMB will also be providing prompt school fees and living allowances remittance, loans to support school fees payment and international cards to support living overseas for Nigerian students.”
Akanmu added that, “We have Lufthansa Airline, beside other partner airlines on board to offer students, discounted fares under this scheme. This also covers their guardians accompanying them.
“In addition, we have AXA Mansard coming on board to provide medical cover for the students to the tune of $60,000 a year.”