FAQs

Q: Who is GIEVA? 

Ans: 

The Global Integrated Education Volunteers Association, Inc. (GIEVA) is a Youth-Centered-Educational – Empowerment not-for-profit organization.  It is committed to empowering the youth for constructive engagement and sustainable development through education, cultural exchange, advocacy, and volunteerism.

It works to build global platforms for young leaders to develop innovative skills through leadership development and entrepreneurial programs.

GIEVA fosters and facilitates the preparation and inspiration of new generation of young leaders for constructive engagement through integrative platforms, networks, and partnership.

GIEVA believes, a sustainable future with integrated development depends on total education and mobilization of the youth anchored on platforms of entrepreneurship, innovations, and inclusion. It collaborates and partners with other similar organizations to facilitate sustainable transformative education programs and services with focus on Africa.

GIEVA is in partnership and in working relationship with many education related organizations to distribute and provide test preparatory materials for Nigerian students.

Q: What are GIEVA education related services?

ANS: In collaboration with international testing bodies GIEVA represents the administration of Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and the American Collegiate Test (ACT) in Nigeria. GIEVA facilitates the registration of Test of English for Foreign Language (TOEFL), Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). GIEVA’s education related services include a holistic education advising platform for student recruitment from underserved regions of the world – Africa. All inquiries related to SAT registrations and related services you can visit.

For further and detailed information on:

Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) Visit: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register;

For American Collegiate Test, Visit: www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration

For Test of English as a Second Language (TOEFL) Visit:   https://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/about

For Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Visit: https://www.ets.org/gre

For Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) Visit  https://www.mba.com/africa/the-gmat-exam/register.aspx

Q: What is GIEVA Holistic Education Advising and Learning Services?

ANS: GIEVA’s holistic educational advising and learning services (HEALS) is a collaborative and partnership recruitment program with strategic partners to create values both for the university community, Secondary school students, teachers, and parents. The platform develops a sense of working together to provide platforms for building a culture of inclusion and development within the evolving global context.  HEALS program evolves sustainable transformative initiatives to address Advanced Placement programs in strategic subject areas – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

The HEALS initiatives address the various components of international student recruitments and means of mitigating the challenges to attract and inspire students with high academic, leadership, sports, and artistic potentials to engage constructively with global community and minimum cost.

Q: What are GIEVA HEALS’ main objectives

ANS: HEALS’ Main Objectives:  Build sustainable transformative education programs to inspire secondary school students to embrace science, technology, engineering, and mathematics;

Establish Consortium of Strategic Partners to design curriculums of global standards to meet the aspiration of students and their parents in the twenty-first century

Evolve Best Practices of Academic Credential Evaluation System to assist students access global education

Develop interactive databases of schools and scholarship programs for the use of the students

Advise, mentor, and connect students to accredited universities throughout the world.

Under the HEALS program, we identify both Junior and senior secondary school levels’ outstanding students planning to study anywhere in the world.  The program is responsible for educational advising, mentoring while connecting the students to accredited colleges, universities, and research centers.

Q: Does One Need to be a member of GIEVA organization to benefit from HEALS initiatives?

ANS: No, one does not need to be a member of GIEVA organization to benefit from basic HEALS initiatives. However, joining the membership of GIEVA will connect the members to the resources of the GIEVA strategic partners. The Holistic Educational Advising and Learning Services provide quality, timely, accurate, unbiased information about all accredited world’s higher education institutions for persons wishing to study anywhere in the world: In addition, HEALS membership open doors for accessing academic scholarship and fellowship resources. Also, membership of GIEVA provides opportunity to compete for GIEVA-Global Academic Program Scholarships

 

Q: Where are GIEVA Organization Offices located?

Head Office: Lagos State Building, Floor 3, Suite 329, Ralph Shodeinde Street (CBD) Abuja, the Nigeria.

Lagos Office:               51/52 Kingsway Building, 2nd Floor, Suite 96 Marina, Lagos (Via Mr. Biggs Marina Lagos)

Jos Office:                   ECWA Production Building (Room 9), 10 Kano/Beach Road, Jos Plateau State, Nigeri

 

Q: What is the GIEVA Volunteer Program?

ANS: The main objective of GIEVA Volunteer Program is to prepare and inspire Nigerian youth to learn how to care and give back to the community through volunteerism. It is designed to create pathways and opportunities to engage in the development of communities. The program elements allow the engagement of Nigerian youth in the culture of giving, creativity, excellence, and forging of strong relationships with other youth groups throughout the world.

The GIEVA Volunteer Program’s mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, create platforms for sustainable cultural/educational exchange between the Nigerian youth and the youth from other countries of the world.  It is to foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. Thus, the program provides critical resources and leadership to support initiatives that tackle community challenges.

 

Further information please contact Information Technology Officer:  Mr. Sunday Taiwo

51/52 Kingsway Building, 2nd Floor, Suite 96 Marina, Lagos (Via Mr. Biggs Marina Lagos)

Email: sundayo@gieva.org; Phone: +2348137474995

Q: How can I register the SAT test?

Ans: You can now register for the SAT test online. Visit the SAT Page or go directly to www.collegeboard.org.

Q: How can I register the ACT test?

Ans: currently, the ACT test can be registered only through GIEVA. Visit the ACT Page or Contact Us today.

Q: Apart from SAT and ACT Administration, what else does GIEVA do?

Ans: Just like we mentioned, GIEVA is interested in the development of young people in the country especially in terms of their Education. We carry out outreach programs through our choices project. Short term empowerment programs We provide other services such as registration of standardized tests GRE, TOEFL, GMAT, processing Additional score reports for SAT,ACT, GRE, TOEFL, and GMAT, processing SEVIS fee payments, application fees, tuition fees, housing fees, admission acceptance payments, WES etc.

Q: Where is GIEVA office?

Ans: GIEVA has offices in Abuja and Lagos and the U.S.A.; our contact addresses can be found on our contact page.

Q: What is SAT?

Ans: SAT is Scholastic Aptitude Test; it is a test for undergraduate study in American Universities. It is required by almost all American Universities and American based Universities around the world. The test is used to measure an individuals’ academic performance including aptitude. The test is also divided into two (2): SAT Reasoning and SAT II.

SAT Reasoning is a general test which tests students in reasoning i.e. aptitude and logic, covering a wide range of ideas throughout the academic years spent in school and a few details in basic reasoning and logic.

SAT II on the other hand is subject based. This means that a candidate taking the SAT II test has to choose a minimum of 1 subject and maximum of 3 subjects. The subjects are chosen based on the Universities the candidate is applying to. The school usually asks for results in these subjects to enable them measure a student’s strength and weaknesses based on the course the candidate is applying for.

Q: How can I get the SAT Form?

Ans: SAT forms can be obtained at any of our offices in Abuja or Lagos. We have also made it easier for students outside this location to collect SAT forms at the various test centers around the country. For center details (go to downloads)

Q: How do I register for SAT?

Ans: For you to be registered for SAT you need to pick up a form from any of our offices or collection point, the forms are free. After which the form is filled and payment for the test is done at any Guarantee Trust Bank across the country. Payment details are included in each of the form you collect from our office or you can request for a copy if not given. Please ensure to return the payment teller and the form to our office before the deadline of any given test.

Q: How do I get preparatory material?

Ans: Preparatory materials can be gotten from any of our offices in Abuja or Lagos.

Q: Does GIEVA conduct training sessions for those who want to take the test?

Ans:  Gieva does not conduct training sessions for those who want to take any of the tests. We only provide you with preparatory books for your personal use at very moderate cost.

Q: How much does SAT registration cost?

Ans: The cost of registration varies each year, for international students, you pay international processing fee and the cost of the tests. Current cost of registration can be gotten on the College Board website www.collegeboard.com or the bulletin that contains the registration form or call our office to know what the current fees are.

Q: What is the Naira equivalent of the registration fees?

The naira equivalent rate is dependent on the domestic dollar rate, due to fluctuation Gieva is subject to peg a rate for administrative purpose for the organization. Call any of our offices before making payment.

Q: What are the test dates for the examination?

Ans: The test dates for SAT are at the back of the bulletin, please check to see which test date meets your plan and ensure you submit your forms before each given registration deadline.

Q: What scores do I need to qualify for scholarship?

Ans: SAT scores that qualify you for scholarship is dependent on each institution, you need to confirm what scores are required from the schools that you are applying to. But for us as an organization we encourage you to study hard and score not less than 1800 to stand a good chance.

Q: I have been given admission how do I go about the visa?

Ans: For your visa process please contact the nearest Education Advising Center of the American embassy for further directives or visit the U.S. Embassy website or use the US education guide for details on what you need to do.

Q: Where are the testing centers in Nigeria?

There are 13 test centers in Nigeria some of which are closed centers, spread across major cities in Nigeria, Lagos, Ibadan, Osun, Kwara, Benin, Aba, Enugu, Port-Harcourt, Abuja, Kaduna,and Jos. Click here to download test documenets and view test information.

Q: What do you mean by “closed center”?

Ans: By closed Center, we mean a school that Administers’ SAT tests for the students of that school only. They do not admit any other candidates and no external candidate is sent to the center to write.

Q: I have a large no. of student in my school (200) how do we get a center?

Ans: For those in a school with a large number of candidates interested in writing  SAT and want to become a testing center for  SAT, please contact Gieva office for further details on the process of initiating a new center. For schools like this, they can also apply to be a “closed testing Center”.

QQ: I missed my SAT test because I was ill, how do i get another date or a refund?

Ans: If you miss your test due to lateness, illness or other issues, you can reschedule your test for another test date. This will cost you some additional charges; it is not in our place to make refunds for payments or registrations processed especially if the fault is greatly yours.

Q: I have computer phobia can I do the paper based test and where?

Ans: If you have computer phobia, we will encourage you to get over it because for now we don’t have paper based test for toefl, and for you who want to go abroad to study, you will have to depend on the computer to do most of your school work.

Q: What is paper based test dates?

Ans: Gre paper based test are usually fixed at specific dates by Gre, please visit the Gre website or check the back of the bulletin for more information on test dates.

Q: What is pre sat?

Pre sat is Sat exams taken by students still in secondary school especially those in the 10th and 11th grade (SS1&SS2) for trials. It is usually organized by specific schools that have interest in their students doing the test before the actual SAT test. More details can be gotten on College Board website.

Q: Where is ETs office in Nigeria?

Ans:  Ets has no office in Nigeria, but have regional offices that coordinate different countries around the world.

Q: Can I pay in any currency other than the dollar or Naira?

Ans: You cannot pay any other currency apart from the two major currencies designated for this purpose, The Naira and Dollar.

Q: If I find out that my name was omitted in the exams what do I do?

Ans: If your name was omitted on the exam list and you don’t have admission ticket, please contact the Closest Gieva office nearer to you for further actionbut it is advisable to call GIEVA office at least a day or two before the test day if your admission ticket does not get to you. You will be given your registration number.

Q: Can I get some past questions for study?

Ans: There are no past questions for study, what we provide is the preparatory booklet officially provided by College Board for candidatesor go to College Board website and register to receive sample questions daily. This will give you a better idea of the kind of questions you would be answering during the test.

Q: What is the dead line for submission of SAT registration forms?

Ans: Deadline for submission of your sat forms is available at the back of the bulletin given to you or click here. Please confirm your test date and dead line.

Q: My results are not released and I sat for the exams what do I do?

Ans: If you have delays in viewing your scores or receiving a mailed copy of your scores after the set date, please call College Board customer service, 0091-866, 756, 7346. Or send a mail to SAT@info.collegeboard.org.

Q: Can I pay with credit card for my brother from any part of the country?

Ans:  credit card payment from Nigeria is generally frowned upon especially ETS. So you are advised to pay in cash.

Q: Can my brother pay to your GTB account from U.S

Ans: You need to have a proof that payment was made into the account, once we confirm that payments have been made, we will honor your request.

 

Q: Can I register for someone from abroad?

Ans: Yes you can register a candidate who wants to test in Nigeria from abroad.

Q: What qualifies me for GRE exams?

Ans: Only candidates that have completed a four year degree program can qualify to write the Gre exams, this is necessary if you choose to pursue a post graduate program in the United States.

Q: Does ETS cover all institutions abroad and US?

Ans: ETS is known all over the world and covers accredited universities in the U.S. and other parts of the world.

Q: How can I register for TOEFL?

Ans: download a form clickmake payment at the bank and return your form and teller to our office. Register very early as there is limited space.

 

Q: How to I order SAT, GMAT, GRE, TOEFL addition score reports, change my test date or reschedule?

Ans: Please go to any of our offices or call +2347035250399, +2347035250344 or send us a mail us at contact@gieva.org

 

Q: How many times is GRE and GMAT taken in a month?

Ans: GRE is taken at chosen days of the week mostly weekends now. We advise that you register at least 20 days before your chosen test date.

Q: Where are the test center locations for GRE and GMAT in Nigeria?

Ans: test centers are only located in Lagos and Abuja. For more information visit www.ets.org/gre

CELEBRATING THE CEO.

HAPPY 80TH BIRTHDAY!

The entire members of staff, Management and Board of Directors of GIEVA uses this medium to warmly felicitate with the Chief Executive Officer of this great organization, Dr. DANIEL OBAKA, on his 80th Birthday.

Congratulations Sir!