In a notable achievement, Lagos State University (LASU) has been officially recognized by the Brazilian government as a Centre of Excellence for conducting the CELPEBras Examination. This significant development, secured by the Lagos State University Centre for Afrobrazilian Studies, marks a new milestone in the university’s commitment to international academic standards and collaboration.
|🇧🇷 Approval Date
|Final approval on 21st December 2021.
|🎓 CELPEBras Exam
|Proficiency Course in Portuguese for Foreigners.
|🌍 Target Students
|Students from West Africa, except Guinea Bissau.
|💡 Centre Role
|Conducts CELPEBras Exam; major for studying in Brazil.
|🏛️ Training Success
|Training for experts in Berlin led to the approval.
|🌟 LASU Representation
|Prof Tayo Ajayi from the Centre for Afrobrazilian Studies.
|📚 Scholarship Link
|Essential for Brazilian government scholarships.
|🗓️ Exam Schedule
|Conducted twice a year, in April and October.
Understanding the CELPEBras Examination
What is CELPEBras?
CELPEBras, or the Proficiency Course in Portuguese for Foreigners, is a crucial requirement for foreign students aiming to study in Brazil. It assesses the proficiency of non-native speakers in the Portuguese language. This examination is particularly relevant as each year, the Brazilian government awards hundreds of scholarships to foreign students for undergraduate and postgraduate studies in various courses.
CELPEBras examinations are conducted bi-annually, typically in April and October.
LASU’s Role in the CELPEBras Examination
Training and Preparation
The Lagos State University Centre for Afrobrazilian Studies has been actively involved in training students for the CELPEBras Examination. This preparation has played a pivotal role in the final approval from the Brazilian government.
International Training and Recognition
The final approval, dated 21st December 2021, came after a successful training session for experts from six universities across six countries. This event, organized by the Brazilian Government in Berlin, Germany, from 13th to 15th December 2023, saw representation from Germany, Poland, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, and Nigeria. Prof Tayo Ajayi, the Director of the Centre for Afrobrazilian Studies, represented LASU at this prestigious event.
Implications of the Approval for West African Students
A New Hub for CELPEBras in West Africa
With this approval, Lagos State University now stands as a key destination for students from West Africa, excluding Guinea Bissau, who seek to sit for the CELPEBras Examination. This positions LASU as a crucial hub for Portuguese language proficiency assessment in the region.
In conclusion, this approval by the Brazilian government is not just a recognition of Lagos State University’s excellence but also a testament to its role in fostering international educational relationships.
For students in West Africa aiming to pursue their academic dreams in Brazil, LASU now becomes a significant step in their journey, offering a gateway to opportunities in Brazil through the CELPEBras Examination.
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