- FCMB Boosts Overseas Study With EAS
First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has started its nationwide Education Advisory Service (EAS) to guide Nigerians, who wish to study abroad on how to prepare and get necessary support from the bank, colleges and universities abroad.
The programme is part of the bank’s contribution to quality education for national development.
The EAS is said to also include 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.
FCMB also disclosed that customers and intending candidates for the EAS can access its website for additional information. Also, the bank has designated branches nationwide, with specialised desks and highly professional staff to effectively respond to inquiries.
The bank’s Executive Director, Retail Banking,Olu Akanmu, said a schools’ exhibition fair was being organised by the lender in Port-Harcourt, River State capital, began from July 21, at Golden Tulip Hotel. In Abuja, the exhibition held last Monday, July 23 at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, while in Kano, Tahir Guest House hosts the event today.
FCMB further said those in Lagos Island and Lagos Mainland should visit Eko Hotels, Victoria Island and Sheraton Hotel Ikeja on July 27, and July 28, 2018 to interact with international delegates from Ireland, United Kingdom (UK), Canada, Australia and United States 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: ‘’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.’’