PEARSON AND KAPLAN OPEN NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEST CENTER IN LAGOS

Lagos, Nigeria - Two of the world’s leading education organizations, Kaplan and Pearson, have opened one of the first test centers to offer Pearson’s PTE Academic English test in Lagos, widening opportunities for Nigerian students to study overseas. PTE Academic is officially approved for students wishing to study at a UK or Australian university and who are required to demonstrate their proficiency in the English language before studying overseas.

The test center, at Kaplan’s offices in Lagos, Nigeria, will provide students with a newly developed test preparation pack which includes interactive activities, test tips, test-taking strategies and more than 200 test items for practice.

Mary Agbu, Regional Director of Kaplan in Nigeria and the Teacher Trainer for delivery of Pearson’s training in Nigeria, welcomed heads of schools and education providers at the launch event, as well as special guests from Kaplan and Pearson.

Pearson has been delivering PTE Academic in its own centers in Lagos and Abuja. The company teamed up with Kaplan to open an additional center because of the dramatic increase in demand for the test. This growth in demand is due to recent changes in UK student immigration policy requiring a Secure English Language Test, as well as the widespread endorsement of PTE Academic by Higher Education institutions worldwide.

Emma Stubbs, Senior Vice President of Language Testing, Pearson, said: “PTE Academic is a popular choice among students who need to take an English language test, particularly because of the availability of our test sessions and the speed at which we return test scores – the fastest turn-around in the market.”

Sue Edwards, Project Director, Kaplan International Colleges, said: “Kaplan’s students will now have access to a study package that is interactive and will ensure students are well-prepared and stand the best chance of success in their test and application.”

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For more information, please contact:

Mary Agbu at Mary.Agbu@kaplan.com , +234 (1) 7401572.

For press queries, please contact:

Fran Bayley at Fran.bayley@pearson.com, +44 (0)20 7010 2633

Elizabeth Hess at elizabeth.hess@kaplan.com, +44 (0) 20 7645 8968

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About PTE Academic

PTE Academic was launched in late 2009 by Pearson and is recognised by renowned colleges, universities, training providers and professional associations across the English-speaking world. Globally more than 2,850 academic programs now accept PTE Academic scores. For a full list of recognising institutions please visit: www.pearsonpte.com/whoaccepts 

PTE Academic is accepted by the UK Border Agency for Tiers 1, 2 and 4 and spouse visa applications and by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) for student visa applications. PTE Academic is endorsed by the prestigious Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®), owner of the Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®). 

To book a test or for more information visit www.pearsonpte.com, alternatively, you can follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pearsonpte or Facebook at www.facebook.com/pteacademic

About Pearson

At Pearson, we take learning personally. Our courses and resources are available in print, online and through multi-lingual packages, helping people learn whatever, wherever and however they choose.

Pearson is the world’s leading learning company and includes Penguin, Dorling Kindersley, Financial Times and our Education business. Our education imprints combine 150 years of experience and includes online support for every learner.  We provide education and assessment services in over 75 countries. Products such as MyLabs are changing education practice worldwide.

About Kaplan International Colleges

Kaplan, part of The Washington Post Company, is a leading provider of training and education around the world.  Kaplan International Colleges offers English-language and examination programmes, and preparation for undergraduate and postgraduate study in the UK through partnerships with some of our top universities. 

About Us

We are the Language Testing division of Pearson, the world's leading international education and information company. We offer a suite of English language tests called Pearson Tests of English (PTE), this includes: PTE Academic, PTE General and PTE Young Learners. We believe that the ability to communicate effectively in English is crucial to international success – either in education or in the workplace. Our products are designed to provide fast and reliable results that our students, partners and institutions can rely on.

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Kaplan’s students will now have access to a study package that is interactive and will ensure students are well-prepared and stand the best chance of success in their test and application.
Sue Edwards, Project Director, Kaplan International Colleges,
PTE Academic is a popular choice among students who need to take an English language test, particularly because of the availability of our test sessions and the speed at which we return test scores – the fastest turn-around in the market.
Emma Stubbs, Senior Vice President of Language Testing, Pearson