At a press briefing in Lagos, the Director of the TRC Colleges University Programme, Keith Broomer said the choice of the two secondary schools was based on the fact that the curriculum currently being operated by the schools are in tandem with TRC Colleges’ standard.
Broomer said any student who participate in the foundation programme stand the chance of securing unhindered admission into any of the partnering universities in United Kingdom, United States, Canada and Russia.
“With the wider spread of wealth in Nigerian society more parents are looking for ways to send their children to overseas universities and the TRC Colleges University Foundation Programme provided in Nigeria now will make the whole process more affordable but still maintain the high standards to that of the programme running overseas. What parents save in this first year can perhaps be put toward their Masters programme later, plus parents have their children around a bit longer allowing them to mature and prepare further for university abroad in this time,”Broomer said.
According to Broomer, students applying for the TRC Colleges University Foundation Course are able to enter on their forecast SSCE results in January and finish the course in July so enabling entry to overseas university September 2014, saving students a whole year in time in their qualification process.
He noted that the TRC Colleges University Foundation Programme provides a pathway to all degree subjects including Accounting, Business, Engineering, Law, among others just as it remains the only university foundation programme which provides a medical degree pathway.
“Another uniqueness of TRC Colleges University Foundation Programme is that it provides a university transcript from Kursk State Medical University, which oversees the programme in conjunction with the TRC Colleges monitoring process, in all the subjects, for every student. Plus the student receives TRC certification and the school provider certification so they graduate in a very strong position,”Broomer said.
Broomer added that already, TRC Colleges is planning to run its university foundation programme in one top boarding school in every geo-economic region of Nigeria for ease of access for students, just as it is willing to run a similar transition programme at one
Polytechnic in the same regional spread for students wanting to also study a degree overseas who perhaps did not make the cut in their UTME.