The dream all began in 2001. The Global Integrated Education Volunteers Association was registered as Incorporated Trustees August 2006.

Daniel and Ruth Obaka founded and incorporated the Global Integrated Education Volunteers Association as a not-for-profit organization in Nigeria. It is with a vision for building a system that provides global platforms for young African leaders and entrepreneurs to achieve potential through educational services/programs, training to be free from system dependence and to become self-dependent.
In their quest for realizing their dream they mobilized 16 (Sixteen) pioneer professionals/experts in education, health, environment, youth, social works, information & communication technology, legal, and management team to register the Association as a non-governmental organization (NGO), Nigeria
Daniel and Ruth were motivated by the history of their lives to establish the organizations. Daniel Newton Obaka was born into a very poor family and his wife Ruth Obaka into a Muslim royal family. Daniel lost his father at the age of six. His mother, though illiterate and extremely poor, recognized the value of education and was not deterred by the immediate economic and social conditions and hardship. She sacrificed and provided the needed education for her son.

On the other hand, Ruth Obaka as a girl-child from a royal family with personal self-determination, overcame the obstacles that faced the girl-child education at that time and became a motivating factor and hope for other girls to access education and to obtain freedom from the manipulative “culture of male domination”.

Their recorded “educational timelines” impassioned them to establish the GIEVA organization, a vehicle to enable them “give back to society”. With the ability to identify and inspire young men and women with the same backgrounds, Daniel and Ruth lead young African leaders to take a cause greater than self.
Recognizing the evolving globalization and education as key for constructive engagement, Daniel and Ruth extended their passion to inspire young generations of African leaders to imbibe quality, integrity, and community spirit for public good. They are proud to see the Global Integrated Education Volunteers Association – a non-governmental/non-profit organization in Nigeria and the United States respectively evolve into a system that creates a shared – ownership mindset and develops shared – entrepreneurial and innovation values among the youth through education and networking.
GIEVA Organization is an integrated non-for-profit organization anchored on sustainable development, partnership, and volunteerism.

Educational Services

GIEVA is the current International Representative for SAT and ACT in Nigeria. With this partnership with ETS since 2007, we have aided students who seek to study in the United States with a platform for easy access to registration materials and preparatory books that will allow them achieve their goals.


About International Examinations

The International examination services provided by GIEVA is not limited to SAT and ACT alone.
Before you get admitted into any graduate school in the U.S, most schools require you write certain examinations especially as it relates to your field of study OR Chosen career.

Some of these Exams include

  • SAT (undergraduate)
  • ACT ( Undergraduate)
  • GRE (graduate)
  • TOEFL (Undergraduate & Graduate)
  • GMAT (MBA Graduate)


  • SAT, written by Candidates who desire to school in the U.S. and other parts of the world.
  • We have the SAT Reasoning Test (SAT I) while SAT II is the subject tests.
  • SAT I is the subject tests
  • SAT II is written only when the school you are applying to demands for scores in particular subjects which they mostly insist on.
  • Candidates also willing to transfer their credits also write SAT to study abroad.
  • SAT is currently written in over 14 centers in Nigeria.
  • The Test is written only six times in a year.
  • More information are available at here


  • ACT is written by candidates who desire to school in the U.S.
  • There is the ACT with writing and ACT without writing.
  • SAT and ACT are optional tests in the US for undergraduate admission.
  • ACT is currently registered and written in Nigeria.
  • The Test is written five times in a year.
  • More information are available at act.org

Graduate Record Examination

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a test taken by individuals applying for graduate Programmes in social sciences, humanities, Business, education, Literature, Natural Sciences, Engineering and other fields.
  • This exam is the General Test or Subject test. Testing is done at just three locations in Nigeria. Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt.

For more information on GRE visit www.gre.org or www.greprep.org

You can also contact our Gieva office for procedure for registration.

Graduate Management Admission Test

  • Graduate Management Admission Test is administered by Graduate Management Admission Council or GMAC
  • GMAT is requires for admission to most U.S., Canadian and European business schools and MBA programme.
  • The result is also needed for admission to business PhD programmes, such as Harvard Business School.
  • GMAT exam does not test any specific knowledge in business or other specified subjects. Its test is the mental intelligence and the ability to make decisions under time and pressure.

For more details on GMAT visit www.gmatcat.com or www.mba.com

Test of English as a Foreign Language

  • Test OEnglish as a Foreign Language.This test measures the ability of non- native speakers of English.
  • It is used to measure your understanding of the language as it is spoken, written or heard.
  • It is Internet Based Test (IBT) made up of reading, listening, Speaking and writing.
  • Each Section of the four is scored over 30 with a total of 120 overall
  • TOEFL is a requirement for most American & American based colleges and University around the world.
  • Over 6000 colleges use TOEFL scores.
  • TOEFL Scores are required by licensing agencies and immigration authorities in 110 countries.

For more information on TOEFL visit  www.toefl.org or you can send a mail to contact@gieva.org for registration details.