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British council nigeria. What you need to know

by Dan Hunter
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The British Council is responsible for building connection, trust and understanding  between people in the United Kingdom and other countries through English Language, education, and arts and culture. In Nigeria, the Councilbuilds connection between UK and Nigeria.

As a charity that is governed by the Royal Charter, the British Council keeps filling thecultural and language gaps between UK and other countries.

The Council is also a Public Corporation. It is an Executive Non-departmental Public Body (NDPB), a sponsor if the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

It currently maintains its headquarters at Trafalgar Square, London, UK.

Keep reading to learnmore about the British Council Nigeria.

British council nigeria ielts

Today, the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the most popular English language proficiency test in the world for globalmigration and higher education studies.

The test measures how people are proficient in English language, especially if they want to work or study in countries which requires Englishlanguage for communication. The IELTS test uses scale of nine bands to identify the levels of proficiency – starting from Band Score 1 (for non-user) to Band Score 9(expert).

There are also coaches that helps you perform better at the test which include – writing, speaking, reading, and listening. The course covers several skills and certificates are given by the British Council upon successful test attempt.

In Nigeria, as at February 2021, the cost of the IELTS is ₦79,000.

For more details about the IELTS exam, check out The British Council Nigeria IELTS Exam.

British council nigeria contact

The British Council Nigeria maintains several locations in Nigeria.

Below are some of their addresses:

Lagos office:No.20, Thompson Ave, PO Box 53702, Falomo, Ikoyi, Lagos State.

Port harcourtoffice:No.127, Olusegun Obasanjo Road, GRA Phase 2,Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Abuja office:Plot 3645, IBB Way, Maitama, PMB 550, Garki, FCT Abuja.

Kano office:No.24 Lamido Rd., Nassarawa GRA, Kano, Kano State.

Phone number: +234(0)14603090.

British council ielts

british council ielts

The British Council’s IELTS test can be done on computer or paper at any of its official centres.

Book your exam online and access our free preparation materials today.

Requirements for booking a test

The following are required if you wish to book a test with the British Council.

  • A valid InternationalPassport. Uploading a clear ID Card during your registration process is essential. Students under 18 years of age must provide a written consent of their parentsor guardian. The IELTS is not for people under 16 years old.
  • Bank card for making the test’s payment. Payment for the IELTS can either by made via bank transfer or the Council’s online booking system. For more details, visit the British Council IELTS page

Centre in Nigeria to take IELTS

There are several test dates in about 12 official locations across Nigeria to take your IELTS test.

Centres are in Lagos, Calabar, Abuja, Akure, Warri, Kano, Enugu, Ibadan, Abeokuta,BeninCity, Ilorin, and PortHarcourt.

To find IELTS academy and general training test dates and centres, click here.

British council nigeria education

head of british council nigeria

The British Council Nigeria connects both the UK and Nigeria education sectors. This move enriches education as well as encourages the promotion of global citizenship. It also helps in building international understanding and trust.

This Council also fosters international partnership and dialogue between organizations and higher educational institutions. This is essential for students who desire to study abroad.

The British Council also work with the vocational education for the aim of improving the training and education system. This will fulfill the demands of the labor market as wee as the needs of learners.

British council port harcourt

The British Council at Port Harcourt, Nigeria is located at No.127 Olusegun Obasanjo Way, GRA Phase 2, Elechi, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

British council nigeria recruitment

Would you like to work with the British Council Nigeria?

Get information regarding the latest vacancies at the British Council, Nigeria today. Resources that support you application processes are also provided.

Visit the Council’s career page for Nigerians at British Council Nigeria Recruitment.

British council contact details nigeria

If you want to get in touch with the British Council Nigeria, you can use any of these methods:

Official website:


Email address: exams.nigeria@ng.britishcouncil.org.

Phone numbers: +234(0)7025164708, +234(0)14603090, or +234(0)7025164709.

Lagos office:

No.20,ThompsonAvenue, POBox53702,Falomo, Ikoyi,Lagos State,Nigeria.

Head of british council nigeria

The current Country Director of the British Council Nigeria is Lucy Pearson.


  • Dan Hunter

    Daniel is a Digital Marketer and a Copywriter. He is a member of the Association of Business Executives (UK). On most days, he enjoys writing, soccer, and spending time with Nature.

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