CIAPS Introduces “Study Now Pay Later” Scheme for Graduate Professional Programmes  

Lagos-based international Graduate School, Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies (CIAPS) has launched a “Study Now Pay Later” scheme to help graduates in need of skills to enhance their professional careers.

The scheme is part of the Centre’s plan to help graduates get jobs in their chosen career.

In a statement posted on the Centre’s website and confirmed by the Centre Director Prof Anthony Kila, the scheme is aimed at helping more graduates participate in the CIAPS OBE Programmes.

The programmes according to Prof Kila, “are Outcome-based Educational programmes built on research and the inputs we get from dynamic organisations about their recruitment needs as well as their employment and development strategies”.

A major aim of the programme is to address the employability of many graduates and young people.

Rather than focusing on just theory and academic curriculum, CIAPS is working with businesses and other various kinds of organisations and employers to establish what kind of graduates these organisations and employers need, and what skills/ knowledge these graduates should possess. This way graduates will be training for a real job and career rather than just for a certificate

Kila noted that meaningful professional education is quite expensive and findings have revealed that a lot of potentially capable and academically bright graduates are being excluded from opportunities of getting required professional skills because of their inability to pay for professional studies.

With this scheme, the first of its kind in Africa, interested graduates will get the opportunity of paying only a part of the tuition fees before starting a programme and then pay the rest only when they start working.

The new “Study Now Pay Later” for Fast-track professional programme for graduates starts 24 March 2017, they will last about three months and the main areas of study are in Media and Journalism, Business Administration, Production and Operations Management, Business Development, Project Management, Event Management, Banking and Finance, Graduate Diploma for Senior PAs Executive Assistants, Education

Applicants for these courses are required to have a first degree or equivalent (Bachelors, HND). Having a good grade is a major advantage.

Applicants without such qualifications may apply, but their applications will be subject to a more complex process and they will be required to demonstrate their ability to successfully follow the programme.

In all cases, applicants will be tested by CIAPS through written assessments and verbal interview.


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  1. Martin

    Please how do I contact CIAPS?

    1. ciaps

      CIAPS, 21 Adekunle Fajuyi Crescent, Off Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos.
      Tel: +234 (0) 13428624, +44 (0) 1223 3581492. Fax: +44 (0) 1223 3581492.Email:

  2. Joseph

    Pls am intrested in this package wit 2nd class Upper in Economics and Education. What must i do to access this package

    1. ciaps

      please contact CIAPS:

      CIAPS, 21 Adekunle Fajuyi Crescent, Off Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos.
      Tel: +234 (0) 13428624, +44 (0) 1223 3581492. Fax: +44 (0) 1223 3581492.Email:

  3. Olumuyiwa Kehinde

    Hello, good evening. I Olumuyiwa Kehinde hereby inform you that there is an error in document format written on your webpage as concerns the easy writing competition titled : Diagnosis and Prognosis of the Nigerian Recession. Applicants were required to upload (word document) but that document format was not submitted except pfd.

    I am an applicant and after many attempts, I was forced to submit a pdf format.

    The directors / coordinators concerned should take note.

    Best regards.


    Good day, l have an interest in this programme but I leave in Abuja. How do I have the access to this study?

    1. ciaps

      You can apply for the distance learning. please call: +234 (0) 13428624, or email:

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