Getting Professionally Certified
Business Education Examinations Council (BEEC)
Professional Diploma in Public Relations
This body has its roots in the UK. The President of the Council in Nigeria is Mike Okereke, a one time President of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) and African Public Relations Association(APRA). Their Professional Diploma in Public Relations is recognized by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (UK) and the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations for membership admission and has been used over the years for further studies starting at 300/PGD/Matster’s level depending on one’s work experience and interest. Young persons without work experience tend to settle for university programme starting at the 300 level and for courses like Mass Communication and Management Science. If you are interested in any other discipline, you can move on to that after your first degree by doing a postgraduate diploma in that area which normally lasts only one year. Thereafter you can do a master's degree in that area and probably procede to the PhD level if you have the intellectual capacity and interest to go that far. Older, more experienced holders of this Professional Diploma who have the means tend to enroll for direct Post Graduate Diploma/Master’s degree programme. Opportunities for this exist both in Nigeria and in the United Kingdom (UK). Doing a conventional undergraduate programme in related areas in a Nigerian university today in the face of this wonderful opportunity has become unreasonable because of the time and other resources you will waste without getting the skills you desire. This is the reality we face today and as Albert Einstein would say, every person should look for what it is and not what he/she thinks it should be. Life offers most to those who make hay while the sun shines.
The programme has 3 Stages but those who successfully complete the Accelerated Certification Training (ACT) programme being executed by Ogudoro Leadership Trainers & Management Consultants are permitted to write only the Final stage. This saves them the time and other resources required to sit for the first 2 levels. The training, however, covers the curriculum for the 3 levels. This is a one-off opportunity meaning that it is available only to those who enroll for the ACT programme ( see classes available at www.fasteducation.org.uk/scholarship). BEEC exam which will be conducted in December will last 2 days (exact exam dates will be announced by the Council in November). Result will be released in February, 2014 and statements of result issued immediately.
Opportunity for Networking- High profile government and private sector employees will be participating; so you will meet people who will give you job if you are seeking employment opportunity or contracts and contacts if you are self employed. With this opportunity, you can now get into the university at the time you want, at a cost you can afford, add professional certifications and earn income while there and finish with world-class skills that enable you work and live anywhere you want. This way, you move much faster and truly live life to the full. The times have changed. Do things differently and discover that you are smarter than you think. If you are a youth leader, school counsellor or religious leader, you are particularly encouraged to empower the youths under you by letting them have this information. It's okay to print this page and give it out to them. The graduates among them will enhance their chances of getting jobs by doing this programme which will give them the communication and leadership skills as well as the commercial and global awareness well-paying employers are looking for. Their success in life will enable you to accomplish more. Their lack of knowledge makes them to have needless sense of frustration.
SOME GRADUANDS AND OFFICIALS AT THE LAST BEEC CONVOCATION CEREMONY AT LCCI, 1 IDOWU TAYLOR STREET, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS
Minimum Qualification for Enrollment - Credit in English Language at Senior School Certificate Examination earned through diligent self effort.
Professional Exams Clinic, 3 Tonadde Street (Ipodo), Ikeja, Lagos.
The resource persons are professional Communicators and media practitioners led by Peter Ogudoro, a Development and Career Strategist who trained in Communication for Innovation and Development at the Graduate Institute of International Development and Applied Economics of the University of Reading of Reading, England and is the Programme Administrator of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) Accelerated Certification Training (ACT) programme. He will process your membership of both the NIPR nad CIPR (UK) with this BEEC professional Diploma if you so desire (see www.fasteducation.org.uk/administrators-profile for his full academic and professional background). All of this you can accomplish by September this year if you register for the programme.
PEOPLE PARTICULARLY ENCOURAGED TO JOIN THE CLASS
-Those who are finding it difficult to secure university admission or prefer private university but cannot afford the fee. Passing this professional Diploma exam solves that problem and shortens the duration of undergraduate programme from 4 to only 2 years. This route additionally delivers world-class skills, and network that guarantees career success at a predictable fast speed.
-People practicing PR without licence
-Professionals in other fields (e.g. Lawyers, Doctors, Engineers, Pharmacists, Architects, Stock Brokers, and Estate Agents) wishing to learn how to promote their businesses for increased revenue, and career growth.
-Women returning to work after taking time off to nurse babies
-Undergraduates preparing for super careers
-Workers preparing for self employment
-Graduates preparing for top corporate jobs
-People wishing to reduce cost of further education
-People wishing to study abroad
-Parents and spouses wishing to acquire excellent parenting and relationship management skills
-People living with degenerative diseases who want permanent and cost effective solutions to them
-Public Servants who are preparing for career shift/lift
-Special/Personal Assistants to top government functionaries
-People wishing to upgrade their knowledge of the world and business
-Undergraduates at home following industrial action by university staff
-Religious leaders (e.g. Pastors) desiring to meet stakeholder expectations and grow membership
-People desiring to improve themselves but do not have the time required for regular programmes in the university
-People wishing to join a rich global network for accelerated career rise and business growth
-Individuals wishing to acquire professional skills (e.g. writing, speaking, marketing/business promotion, team building, time management, decision making, entrepreneurship, planning, branding, negotiation, research and relationship management) which universities may not deliver at excellent level
Applicants Outside Lagos
It is a short duration programme; so you can do it using part of your annual leave if you are working or you apply for a three week study/casual leave. Stay in a cheap hotel for the short period or ask a relation or friend in Lagos to accommodate you for the period.
Exam Time Table:- Two Courses per day:
Monday- Public Relations Policy, Planning & Strategy (starts at 9.30am and ends at 12.30pm), 2.Public Relations for Non Commercial Organizations (starts at 2pm and ends at 5pm)
Tuesday- Public Relations for Commercial Organizations (starts at 9.30am and ends at 12.30pm), 4. Public Relations in Practice (starts 2pm and ends at 5pm).
Employer sponsored participants pay Two Hundred and Twenty Thousand naira (N220,000) as training fee. Those coming through the scholarship scheme, pay only 23% of that which is Fifty Thousand Naira (N50,000) only. Go here and scroll down to TUITION FEE for details.
BEEC will charge you N28, 500 for the exam. This exam fee will be required in November. The exam will last only 2 days for those coming through this accelerated route. The exam takes off at 9.30am and ends at 5pm on each of the 2 days.
You will be examined in 4 Public Relations based courses- 2 subjects per day meaning that you conclude the exam within two days which is a special fast track arrangement for Accelerated Certification Training (ACT) participants. The regular exam takes one week to conclude and the training takes about one year to round off. The result will be released and statements of result collected within one month so that those who want to use it for professional membership and university admissions can do so in a record time. The success rate is impressive. The average participant who attends lectures regularly passes the exam. The training is so practical and stimulating that the average serious minded person passes the exam without stress. All of this has been facilitated by Peter Ogudoro, a Development Communication expert and Career Strategist who trained at The Graduate Institute of International Development and Applied Economics of The University of Reading, England. He is currently researching into how Africa can use Innovative education to combat the pervasive poverty on the continent. He returns to England, the base for his Communication and Educational Research in September, 2013. Take advantage of this one-off opportunity and succeed along with your colleagues, relations and friends by spreading the information.
Summary of Programme
1.Fast University and Professional Education While on the Job
2.Can be Used to study Mass Communication or Management Science in the University starting at 300 level. Can also be used for direct admission into the university (both within and outside Nigeria) for Post Graduate Diploma/Master's Degree.
3.Can be used for Direct Membership of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), and the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (UK)
4.Only 9 Days of full-time or Sevent (7) weekends of Intensive Training for the Professional Diploma Exams. See www.fasteducation.org.uk/scholarship for the classes available.
5.Exams scheduled for 2 days in December, 2013.
6. Result to be released within two months.
How to Enroll and Register
Pay into First Bank of Nigeria Plc Account number 2001386194 in favour of Ogudoro Leadership Trainers & Management Consultants. The branch is Airport Bus Stop (Ikeja Main) but you can pay at any of the bank's branches in Nigeria. The sort code is 011151841 if this is required by your payment system. Text your full name, email address, telephone number, and teller number immediately after your payment so that your particulars will be put on the class register.
Call 08023249654 to speak with Mr Peter Ogudoro, a Career Strategist or meet him at Professional Exams Clinic, 3, Tonade Street (Ipodo), Ikeja, Lagos for a free career counselling session (book appointment on phone).