FNG Launches SAT Scholarship Program for Nigerian Youths

Desire to assist young Nigerians in their quest for American education, we are organizing a competition for final year secondary school students who would like to study in America.

The competition will hold on Saturdays June 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd, 2018 at the FNG Center, 40B Oduduwa Way, Ikeja GRA at 8.30am and 12noon (2 batches). Interested students to SMS their names, date and time schedule preffered to 0806-967-3315. The test includes Mathematics and English Language.

Prizes/Scholarship: Students who score 90% and above will receive FULL 100% SAT Tuition Scholarship. These will be awarded as follows:
90% – Above
70% – 79% will get 50% scholarship
60% – 69% will get 50% scholarship

The scholarship will run for three (3) months in our center.

Identification Policy: on the day of the test, each student MUST present his/her VALID school identity card before he/she will be aloowed to do the test. The result of the test will be released on or before July 4, 2018 on our website – www.fngcenter.com.

Successfull candidates will be contacted via SMS. the candidates can enjoy the scholarship from July 16, 2018 to December 16, 2018.

For further enquiries about the test/competition, please contact: 08069673315, 08062172776,  +1-202-236-4035 (International/USA)

First New Generation Citadel Limited (FNG) provides the highest information on STUDY IN USA and it is the most up-to-date center for educational advising. FNG Citadel specializes in registration and tutorials for SAT, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT and IELTS as well as university placement in the USA.  Our Director, Mrs Michelle Ukoh, is awell-known and respected American educationist who has over 30 years teaching and management experience. She is a member of the Association of International School Educators of Nigeria (AISEN).

Akure Center Moves to New Office

Great News! Our FNG Center in Akure, Ondo state has moved to a bigger and best office to serve you even better. The Akure Center which was opened in 2015, now operates at  P10 Cuda Complex, opposite GTbank Alagbaka, Akure,  Ondo state.

The opening of the Ondo center reiterates FNG’s objective to be a foremost leading educational service provider, connecting Nigerians to quality American education.

Our full range of services are currently running at the new Akure Center and you can contact the Branch Manager directly on  08035984425 for any inquiry.

You can also register and study for your SAT®, TOEFL® test, GMAT®, GRE® revised General Test and others.

Welcome to FNG! – Mrs. Michelle Ukoh

FIRST NEW GENERATION, (FNG) is a unique certified testing center of learning. We are an testing center; the best in Nigeria. We occupy a unique position as a provider of the highest standard of education following the American curriculum.

Our core competence is to prepare students for admission and tutorials of all USA examinations such as TOEFL, SAT, GRE, GMAT, ICT TRAINING etc.

Learn more about us.

2018 SAT Intensive Prep Class

First New Generation Study Center (FNG) is organising a 13-week intensive SAT exam preparation class for the October, 2018 exam. Classes will start on the 9th July, 2018 to 5th October, 2018 ahead of the SAT exam slated for October 6, 2018.

SAT (Scholarship Aptitude Test) is a major requirement for admissions into American colleges and universities. A high score will guarantee admissions and possible scholarships to the best schools across the country.

FNG has an impressive record preparing students for the SAT Exam with a record 99% success rate over a period of eleven years and still counting. FNG students are well renowned to score high. Little wonder the highest scoring SAT students in Nigeria are mostly FNG-tutored.

Fast track your admission into American Colleges and Universities Spring 2019! Enrol now for our 13-week intensive SAT program now.

Register now for 2019 Spring Admissions. Excellent results guaranteed for scholarships. For further enquiries, contact us at No. 40, Oduduwa Way, GRA Ikeja, Lagos State. Tel. 08069673315 & 08062172776. Email: info@fngcenter.com Website: www.fngcenter.com

SAT1 Students at FNG Score High

Two Students at First New Generation Citadel (FNG) scored high points at their SAT1 Exams, last month. Adetowo and Morenike Doherty scored 1430 and 1480 respectively, out of a total of 1600 points. These scores are the best scores for the month of October 2017 and are more than enough to secure scholarships into top American Colleges and Universities.

At FNG, we prepare students for admissions into American Universities and we have a high success rate achieving that for over a decade. We have the best teachers and a conducive learning environment in the heart of Ikeja GRA. Call us today 08069673315, 08062172776,  +1-202-236-4035 (International/USA) and kick-start a wonderful experience.

You are also welcome to visit our office at 40, Oduduwa Way, Ikeja GRA, Lagos or our contact page for more inquiries.

Tips on How to do well in the TOEFL

The TOEFL is the test of English as a Foreign Language. Millions of students from about 180 countries register to take the TOEFL every year at test centers throughout the world. Some of them do not score well because they do not understand the examination.

The majority of the questions on the TOEFL are multiple choice (Reading and Listening Sections). Some other types of questions are also on the TOEFL IBT. These questions have special directions on the screen. You will have many examples of them in the model tests that you find in the software for the test.

The test developers include experimental questions for either the Reading or the Listening Section on most TOEFL forms. You must do your best on all questions because you will not know which questions are experimental and which are test questions that will be scored. For example, you may be taking the IBT with someone who has experimental questions in the Reading, but you may have experimental questions in the Listening. For this reason, your friend’s test may have a longer Reading Section and your test may have a longer Listening Section. The experimental questions may be at the beginning, middle or end of the section.

If you are not sure of an answer, you should guess. The number of incorrect answers is not subtracted from your score. First, eliminate all the possibilities that you know are NOT correct. Then, if you are almost sure of an answer, guess that one. If you have no idea of the correct answer for a question, choose one letter (any option) and use it for your “guess answer” throughout the entire examination. The “guess answer” is especially useful for finishing a section quickly.

You will receive your own headphones with a microphone attached. Before the test begins, you will have the opportunity to adjust the volume yourself. Be careful to adjust the volume when you are prompted to do so. If there is a problem with your headset, raise your hand, and ask the supervisor to provide with another headset.
Speakers will begin to record their answers at slightly different times. The problem is that you may be disturbed by the noise while you are trying to concentrate on your answers either on the “Speaker’s Section” or on the other sections of TOEFL. It is a good idea to keep your headphones on during the entire test in other to block out as much of the noise as possible. It is important to use good grammar in the speaking and writing sections.

You are permitted to take notes and use them to answer the questions on IBT. You will be given papers for that purpose when you enter the test room. Your notes will not be graded.

Above all, it is pertinent to note that you can prepare for the test on your own but to do well on all four sections; you will need to be well tutored by specialists who will teach you and give you advice as you prepare for the test.

Written by Mr Ogunniyi

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TOEFL High Score Record Broken by FNG Student, Faith Afekhuai

TOEFL Test Record broken by Student at FNG Center. Scores 118 over 120.

High TOEFL scores for students at First New Generation Study Center (FNG Center) are fast becoming second-nature. Faith Afekhuai, 17-year-old male student from Edo State, is the highest scoring TOEFL Student in the world this year with 118 marks out of 120. Faith also broke a 7-year FNG record set in 2009 by Bruce Ogwu who scored 117 in the TOEFL test.

TOEFL, Test of English as a Foreign Language, is one of the requirements for admission into American Colleges and Universities. FNG Center has been in the business of preparing students seeking higher education in American tertiary institutions for 2006 with numerous success stories.

An impressive 10-year track record of success and thousands of testimonies was what compelled Faith Afekhuai to enroll for his SAT and TOEFL tests and tutorials at First New Generation Study Center (FNG). Little did he know he would break not only the Test Score Record at FNG but globally.

Faith TOEFL Scores Breakdown:
Listening 30/30
Reading 30/30
Writing 30/30
Speaking 28/30

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“I never knew I could ever score this high. I was not focused or determined before I enrolled at FNG. I had always been playful and had a habit of procrastinating till exam day. At FNG, the teachers helped me change my approach, stay focused and self-disciplined. I owe much to them and would easily recommend anyone to them.”

Faith enrolled for study classes in on August 8, 2016 just two months to the October 8, 2016 TOEFL test date and he was focused to learn ‘The Power of Self-Discipline’. He fondly recalls an incident that happened in his 3rd week of study. “I was caught in class doing my home work by my TOEFL instructor, Mr. Ogunniyi, and I was punished severely. I was made to write five (5) essays instead of one and at that moment, I knew I had to be more focused.”

“Focus”, Faith says, is the key to his world-record breaking success. “I worked hard for two months, practising every day and night and I’m still surprised that I was able to score that high. It was quite unbelievable.”

Here are the 3 Tips from Faith on how to pass your TOEFL:
1. Work hard
2. Listen to the Teachers’ Instructions
3. Practice adequately for the Test.

FNG helps students gain admissions to American universities and colleges. We help prepare students for SAT, TOEFL, GMAT and GRE as well as provide visa processing assistance, counseling and advice. Visit us today at 40, Oduduwa Way, Ikeja GRA, Lagos. Or call us on 08069673315, 08062172776,  +1-202-236-4035 (International/USA).

7 Signs You’re Ready for Grad School

Grad school has increasingly become the butt of jokes recently. Amid the financial turmoil starting in 2008, plenty of recent and not-so-recent graduates with bachelor’s degrees ran to grad school in order to avoid the job market for several years and hopefully emerge more employable than ever.

But grad school isn’t a joke – it’s a serious investment of time and money, and like all serious investments, the more you give it, the more it’s likely to give back in return.
Heading to grad school shouldn’t be done on a whim. Which is why you’ll want to sit down and ask yourself some serious questions before signing up for the next round of GRE® revised General Tests and beginning your applications.

Think you’re a good candidate for a grad program? Check to see if you’ve got these tell-tale signs.

1. You know what kind of degree and program you want
Grad school is all about specificity. Enter a program, and you’ll be expected to find your own particular niche. And chances are that as well as you know your area of study already, you will be shocked to discover how specialized and esoteric your field can get.

The more you know about your interests going in, the better your shot at survival is. It also makes the application process easier, as you can cherry-pick the schools and programs that are the best fit for what you’re looking to do. And anything that makes applications easier is sure to be a good thing, because there will be a lot of them.

2. The idea of applications doesn’t make you break into a cold sweat
Remember the application process from undergrad? Probably not too well, as you had the support of your parents and school guidance counselor helping you out. Now it’s time to shoulder all that on your own. Get cracking on some stellar essays, and in the meantime, make sure you study up for the GRE® revised General Test, and don’t forget to get your non-grad school apps in order: the ones for grants, fellowships and financial aid.

3. Your finances are – somewhat – in order
The primary gripe you’ll hear about grad school is its enormous expense. It costs a lot just to apply, and then you’ll be spending a small fortune on the ensuing classes and credits themselves. If you have a sizeable undergrad debt hanging over your head, you may not want to throw yourself into a grad program without some significant financial aid assistance.

4. You’re open to new geographic regions
As U.S. News & World Report noted in an article on questions to ask yourself before choosing grad school, returning to higher education is a great opportunity to see new places. Of course, the flip side of this sometimes means heading to new climates or corners of the nation that you’re not very fond of in search of the better degree. Not a huge fan of desert heat? You need to know that you’re willing to put up with high temperatures and dry air if the University of Phoenix is your best option!

5. Your family is on board
“Family” here doesn’t necessarily mean Mom and Dad – it refers to wife, husband, kids, partner or even your pet dog or cat. Making sure your “family” is on board is all about recognizing your own responsibilities to others. It doesn’t matter if you’re 21 or 51, whoever else might be impacted by your choice to go to grad school needs to be ready and willing to go through the motions.

6. You have real, definitive reasons to go
It’s somewhat of a cliché to say that grad school students stay in school to put off facing the real world. But that cliché has some basis in reality – for some people, grad school is a way of delaying the inevitable. Except this shouldn’t be why you’re headed back into higher education.

Your reasons to go should be definitive: You want to advance in a field you’ve already been working in. You’re hoping to make a drastic change in careers. You want to expand your knowledge base with the help of professors and advisors. Or, perhaps you want to become a college professor yourself.

If you’re going to grad school to find out what you want to do with your life, you’re searching in the wrong place. Grad school is about honing an interest, not widening your education. And you shouldn’t head off to grad school in order to prove anything to anyone, whether it’s yourself or your family.

7. You have a passion
On the Career Services Blog for Princeton University, Satomi Chudasama, assistant director of the school’s liberal arts and engineering career counseling, noted that graduate school is all-consuming: “It’s intense.”

These are the kinds of terms and phrases you hear often about grad school. They make it sound more like a torrid love affair than education. But there’s a good reason for that. Grad school requires passion. If you’re not ready to fall head over heels, it’s just not for you.

Testimonials

FNG Center helps students achieve their dreams of American Higher Education in colleges, undergraduate or graduate programs. Here’s some recent testimonials from our students:

Isioma Nkechinyere Okeleke is now studying for her GMAT with FNG Center because made a high score and recieved full scholarship to INSEAD, France, one of the top MBA program in the world.

Ms. Adaku Abimbola Ufere started GRE/GMAT program January 2016 and needed to improve quantitative scores. After enrolling in our 3 weeks crash programme, she secured admission to Wharton Business School, USA.

Recent Best Scores in SAT:
Chidozie Onyeze – 1500/1600 (November, 2016)
Faith Afekuai – 1430/1600 (November, 2016)
Ifeoluwa Fabunmi – 1410/1600 (November, 2016)

Recent Best Scores in TOEFL:
Faith Afekuai – 118/120 (October, 2016)
Kabirah Ajina – 115/120 (February, 2017)
Kolade Alabi – 115/120

Score Testimonials

S/N NAMES GMAT SCORE [800] SCHOOLS
1. Uche Udoka 630 Washington University St. Louis (OLIN)
2. Mr. Segun Adekunle 610 George Town University, McDonough
3. Chioma Egwu 610 Indiana University, Bloomington (Kelley)
4. Mike Nnamdi 690 University of Texas-Austin (Mc Combs)
5. Stephanie Uzo 650 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flager)

Could Somebody Hear Me Out?!

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Are you going for studies this coming Spring 2016 semester or Fall 2016 semester? You have to realize that you are going to an entirely new environment that is several distances away from your home country (probably another continent), separated from your immediate relatives (maybe) and friends. We have realized that some students do experience certain challenges in their first semester in the university as they try to cope with different environmental factors. Trying to adjust to a diametrically opposite culture, language, weather condition, and people could come with its own stress.

Yes, things could get really upsetting and confusing, and when such occurs, you would need someone to listen to you. Therefore, as a foreign student, you are expected to familiarize yourself with in-house trained professionals who would counsel you and could also provide supportive services. You do not have to overlook a problem, saying it is small. A small problem, if left unattended, could metamorphose into a bigger one. For instance, there was this case of a student who was admitted for an undergraduate program in a university. He had certain academic issues which caused his grades to plummet. Rather than ask questions and seek for an immediate attention to enable him recoup his scholastic strength, he kept everything to himself. He also ignored summer classes which could have been one of the vital avenues through which he could obtain a buffer and possibly remain on track. Eventually, he was…suspended! To add sour sauce to the situation, he refused to notify his parents. He also refused to use an opportunity granted him by the school for a second chance; nevertheless, it came with a deadline, yet it could have been the saving grace. He ignored it totally until his F-1 visa expired. It was a really painful situation because he is back to the country. So, do not let an unresolved issue, whether personal or otherwise, get in the way of your studies and experience.

Before you set off for that academic voyage, you must understand that proper prior preparation is absolutely necessary to prevent an eventual poor performance. You don’t have to battle with burnouts and you don’t have to choke. If you are confused, raise your “could somebody hear me out” flag and you could be sure that there is a listening ear somewhere to hear you out.

Written by: Brian Nnadikwe