Ada Rhodes completed a Level 4 and Level 5 Diploma in Business in Nigeria, then did her final year at the University of Sunderland campus in the UK. She has agreed to answer some questions about NCC Edu, her UK study experience and provide us with a photo.
Why did you choose to study through NCC Education?
“The main reason, at the time 2012, why I chose the NCC Edu programme, was because it was cheaper than doing all four years outside Nigeria and it was just eighteen months. That for my mum and I was a winner, as I felt that I had no time and didn’t want to waste too much time in school. I studied Business Administration and was awarded a Diploma and Advanced Diploma.
Though, I ended up spending over two years on the programme as the centre I chose International Management Training Centre were not up to scratch and their quality had run down.”
Did you find the academic coursework relevant, insightful, and applicable to the industry?
I liked the fact that the course was graded solely on course works and minimal exams. Also, the course works were somewhat structured to fit our location so it wasn’t too far-fetched for us. I enjoyed the six month internship period when we worked with a company to gather experience. The course was very applicable to the industry.
The move from Nigeria to the United Kingdom was very smooth, I didn’t find it to be that much of a difference as it really was the same structure just more organised with access to libraries. The programme in the UK is one year long so, in total, you spend just under three years wrapping up your degree. Who wouldn’t love that, right?
I attended the University of Sunderland (London Campus) and graduated in 2016 with a BA in Business Management.”
How your NCC Edu qualification has assisted you with further endeavours?
“I am currently back in Nigeria working at an Advertising agency and serving the compulsory national serve year. So far it’s been very insightful. I’m currently in the process of restructuring my business with the help of all I’ve learnt. I totally would advise anyone to give it a go, it’s cheaper, and you get great quality for the money. Also, it speeds up the process and prepares you for schooling overseas.
Quite a few universities are open to receiving the NCC Edu qualification so you have an array of universities to choose from plus if you’re lucky you’d get a discount. The opportunities, honestly, are endless when you cross over.”