“No More N80,000 For English Test”: British Council Increases Price of IELTS From N80k to N105,500 in Nigeria

Aug 11, 2023 | Uncategorized


  • The British Council in Nigeria increased the prices of the International English Language Testing System, IELTS
  • IELTS Academic which used to be N89,500, is now pegged at N107,500, the same thing as IELTS General Training
  • UK Visas and Immigration, UKVI, was increased to N116,000, and IELTS Life Skills is now N104,00, effective September 1

The British Council in Nigeria increased the prices of IELTS tests it administers in the country.

International English Language Testing System, IELTS, is administered in Nigeria by the British Council and IDP Education.

Photos of British Council logo as it increases prices of IELTS tests in Nigeria.
The British Council in Nigeria increased the prices of IELTS. Photo credit: The British Council, Getty Images/Image Source and Bloomberg.
Source: UGC

The new prices for various IELTS English tests in Nigeria were announced by the British Council in a short statement posted on its website.

New prices for IELTS English test in Nigeria

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The statement says IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training are now 107,500 as against the N89,500 that it used to be.

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IELTS UK Visas and Immigration UKVI was increased from N96,500 to NGN 116,000.

Also, the price for IELTS Life Skills increased from 86,500 to N104,000.

See the full statement below:

“Dear valued test taker. We would like to inform you that effective from 1 September 2023, there will be a price increase for IELTS tests offered by the British Council. The new prices will be NGN 107,500 for IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training, NGN 116,000 for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and NGN 104,000 for Life Skills. The new prices are necessary to sustain the high-quality of standards for your testing experience. Thank you for choosing the British Council.”

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44,195 Nigerian student study in the UK in 2022

The IELTS is a crucial English test for Nigerians seeking to study or live in English-speaking countries.

Countries that accept IELTS include the United Kingdom, the UK, the United States, the USA, Canada and other highly sought-after destinations.

It is estimated that about 44,195 Nigerian students were studying in the UK in the 2021/2022 academic session.

Three Nigerians students in the UK removed from their courses

In a related story, Legit.ng reported that three Nigerian students are facing deportation in the UK.

The three students, Omolade Olaitan, Emmanuel Okohoboh and Paulette Ojogun, are studying at Swansea University, UK.

They were said to have paid their fees late, prompting the school to remove them from their courses.

Source: Legit.ng



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