Formerly a Portuguese and subsequently an American colony, the economy of Philippines has been growing steadily over decades and the International Monetary Fund in 2011 reported her as the 43rd largest economy in the world. Economists group her as one of the Emerging Market Economies (EME), and a member of the Newly Industrialized Countries (NIC), the Next Eleven, or the Tiger Club Economies.
Philippines’ GDP as at 2012 was $258b with a population of about ninety million people, a Per Capita Income of $2,855 (Nigeria’s per Capita Income was less than $1,300 as at then).
She is the world’s largest producer of Coconut and Pineapple, the world’s 8th producer of Rice and 4th largest ship-building nation in the world. Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Suzuki, and Honda manufacturers are in Philippines.
One of the most important export products of the country is labour. As a highly organized country with responsible leadership, the country invests heavily in education (as in other areas), so as to produce the quality of labour that satisfies the international labour market. No wonder her engineers, nurses, pharmacists, medical doctors, and other scientists as well as other management professionals are easily absorbed and warmly accepted by USA, UK, Canada, Austria, Singapore, Germany and other advanced countries of the world. In Infact, they are so many in Nigeria, that they are easily affected whenever the ugly incidence of abduction or kidnapping involving foreigners occurs. It is therefore a country through which many Nigerian graduates have found their way into any of the hitherto mentioned advanced countries, and this effort is intended to help many other Nigerian youths achieve the same.
2. Fees in Republic of Philippines:
The University of Northern Philippines (UNP) and Pangasinan State University are public universities, with highly subsided tuition fees. The Exchange/Linkage Programme Affords our students the privilege of benefiting from this subsidy. Generally, the fee range (in naira value) in these universities per session are as follows:

a. Arts/ Management Science /Law Students N100,000 -120,000
b. Sciences Students, including Nursing N130,000 -150,000
c. Medicine and Pharmacy N230,000 -280,000

The fees mentioned in the foregoing are only tuition fees and do not include accommodation, feeding, books and other such related fees in Philippines.
However, it is worth mentioning that in Philippines, cost of living is generally low. Food and transport are cheap. But accommodation is slightly higher there than in some cities of Nigeria.

a. Accountancy
b. Banking and Finance
c. Marketing
d. Business Administration/ Insurance

a. Economics
b. Political Science
c. Public Administration

a. Mass Communication

a. Microbiology
b. Biology
c. Computer Science

a. Architecture

a. Elect/ Elect
b. Building Technology

To read Medicine in Philippines, just like other advanced countries, a student is required to first of all obtain a first degree in either Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology or other related disciplines. So for students who intend to read Medicine/Pharmacy under this Programme, they would be admitted to READ any of the aforementioned sciences in Eastland for four semesters (2 sessions),thereafter, they would transfer to University of Northern Philippines where they will complete the remaining four semesters to obtain their B.Sc. With his B.Sc, the student would be qualified to enroll for another eight-semester MBBS programme.
To read Law, a student is also required to obtain a bachelors degree in any other discipline before he could be admitted into the College of Law, where he would spend another six semesters to bag his LL.B.
One thing certain about this programme is that the student is sure to bag his B.Pharm, MBBS or Law on record time, as strike is a strange vocabulary in that country.
WHEN TO TRAVEL A student is qualified to travel if he was admitted into Imo State University under this programme, and has completed at least his/her 200 level degree course.
Once he/she has completed his 200 levels, he fills the Overseas Transfer Form and this kickstarts the processing of his visa by the Visa Processing Unit.

The cost of traveling to Philippines is as follows:
a. Visa Fee (for Eastland students only) N250,000
b. Visa Fee for other Students N300,000
c. Air ticket (one way, as at today) N200,000

a. WAEC/ NECO/NABTEB (Original Certificate must be submitted to the Embassy)
b. International Passport
c. Birth Certificate Issued by National Population Commission
d. Medical Certificate from a Teaching Hospital
e. Police Clearance
f. NDLEA Drug Certification
g. 6 Passport size photographs
h. Guarantors/ Sponsors letter
i. Parents Letter of Consent if sponsor is different from parents.
j. Guarantors’/Sponsors’ six (6) months Current Statement of Account (Personal), with minimum credit balance of N1,000,000
If a corporate account statement is supplied, it must be supported with a current Tax Clearance Certificate.
k. Sponsors’/ Guarantors’ Identification (Driving License, International Passport or Permanent Voters’ Card)

Students and parents usually play down on the documents they are required to provide as enumerated above. They should understand that the processing of visa has international standard that must be complied with,otherwise, the student would be denied visa.
It is a cheering news however, to note the fact that arrangement is being made with the Embassy of Philippines, so that an Embassy staff would be coming to Eastland to issue students their visa right here, instead of the usual several strenuous travels to Abuja for that purpose.
We have Representatives in Republic of Philippines. They are Rev’d Nnamdi Royalsen and Kenneth Unachukwu. Once any of our students arrives in Philippines, he is picked up from the Airport and resettled and made to feel at home to resume his studies over there.

To apply, a student must possess the following :
a) WASC/NECO with five credits in relevant subjects.

b) For students who may not want to travel abroad at the end of their second year,a score of at least 180 in JAMB is a must, to enable them transfer to other local universities.
c) For those who want to travel abroad, JAMB may not be relevant.

DATE OF INTERVIEW: For admission into our various programmes in the 2015/16 academic session, the interview date is 7th September, 2015.
NB: screening fee is #3,000.
Venue: Main Hall, Eastland School of Arts and Sciences, Joe done Plaza, Limca Road, by Peoples Club Bus-stop, Nkpor.
Call: 080364621934,08066389879,08066305088,07032333873

TIME: 12.00noon prompt.

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