IDP Education & MOD Education Open IELTS Test Centre in Nigeria

IDP Education has announced a partnership with MOD Education to deliver the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) tests in Nigeria.

The main examination venue in Lagos is conveniently located at G.R.A in Ogudu. Partnering with MOD Education marks IDP’s entry in Nigeria for IELTS testing.

“We are very excited about this launch in Nigeria as it is an important market in Africa for IELTS,” said Darrin Vardon, IELTS Regional Manager for IDP Middle East & Eastern Europe.

“We look forward to a successful partnership with MOD Education for the benefit of students and candidates in Nigeria,” he said.

Since starting operations in 2006, MOD Education has successfully placed over 1000 (one thousand) students into a range of foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses and programs in its partner universities abroad.

With eight offices around Nigeria, MOD Education is well-positioned to offer excellent services to Nigerian students aspiring for a brighter future with IELTS and international education.

“Our mission is to be the preferred medium for the educational advancement of Nigeria and the West Africa sub-region through the empowerment of her human capital benchmarked against best international education standards,” says Mr. Michael Dosunmu, Managing Director for MOD Education.

“The introduction of IELTS testing in partnership with IDP Education is a key milestone in our journey to serve the Nigerian market.”

IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of people who need to study or work where English is the language of communication.

IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. IELTS conforms to the highest international standards of language assessment. It covers the four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking.


IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration with over 2.9 million tests taken in the last year.

Over 10,000 organizations recognize IELTS as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true to life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation.

IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the Cambridge English Language Assessment. IDP Education is one of the world’s leading international education organizations offering international student placement, English language training and IELTS testing services.

IDP Education, through its subsidiary IELTS Australia, manages a network of 200 IELTS test locations in 50 countries. Candidates are tested in listening, reading, writing and speaking.

All tests are scored on a banded system from 1 (the lowest) through to 9 (the highest possible score).

There is a choice between Academic and General Training versions of the test. The Academic version is, broadly speaking, for those who want to study or train in an English-speaking university or tertiary institution. The General Training reading and writing modules emphasize the skills needed in a broad social and educational context. General Training is suitable for immigration purposes to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

A sample of government and professional associations who recognize or require applicants to hold an IELTS test report form include:

  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC)
  • UK Home Office – Border Agency
  • New Zealand Immigration Service
  • International Monetary Fund
  • Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools and National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), USA

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