IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. It is an internationally accepted English Language proficiency test owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English.
It is a form of test that is required if you want to migrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the United States of America for work, education or other official English Language required activities. Universities and other organisations would require this test result when applying to any of such institutions.
In Nigeria, this test is usually taken by students who wish to further their education overseas. In this post, I’ll explain how this test is taken, where you can take the test and how much it costs if you wish to travel abroad for work or study. Communication is required in all works of life and IELTS makes sure that someone is able to communicate properly in English Language where necessary.
The test is usually divided into four sections; Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking sections. You can take the first three in Paper or on a Computer while the Speaking test is usually Oral in a video-call or in-person. The test is usually completed in a day with no breaks in between except for those who take the test on paper, they’ll have to wait for about a week to take the Speaking section.
Tests are taken every month so there’s no specific date for IELTS in Nigeria. When registering, you are given the liberty to pick a date, time and venue of your choice.
Types of IELTS tests in Nigeria and their prices
There are different types of IELTS tests, each depending on your purpose of travelling.
|IELTS Academic – in centre (paper or computer)||₦83,000|
|IELTS General Training – in centre (paper or computer)||₦83,000|
|IELTS Academic for UKVI – in centre (paper or computer)||₦89,500|
|IELTS General Training for UKVI – in centre (paper or computer)||₦89,500|
|IELTS Life Skills (A1 and B1) – in centre||₦80,000|
All IELTS centres in Nigeria
|Parkinn by Radission, Ibrahim Babangida Boulevard, Kuto, Abeokuta||Paper-based|
|Arthez CBT Venue, Suite 1A, Plateau House, Plot 79, Ralph Sodeinde Street, Central Area||Computer-based|
|Baldom International school (formerly NAPO), Abuja||Paper-based|
|British Council, Plot 3645 IBB Way, Maitama, Abuja||Computer-based|
|Hawthorn Suite, Abuja, 1UkeStreet,Garki2, Abuja||Paper-based|
|Genesis College, Akins Bus Stop, Addo Road||Paper-based|
|Sunview Hotel, 8, El Shaddai Road G.R.A, Akure||Paper-based|
|Protea Hotel by Marriot Benin City Select Emotan, 4 Central Road, Off Sapele Road, Oka||Paper-based|
|Dannic Hotels, Ekorinim Industrial Estate, Ekorinim Off Murtala Mohammed Highway Calabar, Cross River||Paper-based|
|De Castle Resort Enugu, 14, Umuona Street, behind Park Lane Hospital, Ekulu West GRA||Paper-based|
|Villa Park Hotel, 76c Amuwo Odofin Layout, Festac Link Road Amuwo Odofin||Paper-based|
|Mauve 21, M.K.O Abiola way,Ring Road, Ibadan||Paper-based|
|West-Midland CBT Limited, Adebayo Akande Hall, University of Ibadan Extension, Ajibode||Computer-based|
|Strong Tower Academy Ikorodu, 54 Obafemi Awolowo Way, Oke-Ota Ona, Opp NITEL||Paper-based|
|Whitefield Hotels Ilorin, Plot 37, Along Gerewu Road, Off Western Reservoir Road, ,Ilorin, Kwara, Ilorin-West||Paper-based|
|British Council, Kano||Computer-based|
|Prime College Kano, 26 Alu Avenue Nassarawa G.R.A, Kano||Paper-based|
|British Council Ikoyi, 20 Thompson Avenue||Computer-based|
|Colonades Hotel, 21 Alfred Rewane road (Former Kingsway road) Beside Ikoyi Registry, Ikoyi||Paper-based|
|Ten A Ventures, 10A Ventures, 10 Ikoya Avenue, Off Machpherson Avenue Ikoyi Lagos||Computer-based|
|Classique Event Center, “7A Kudirat Abiola Way Oregun Road, Ikeja- Lagos “||Paper-based|
|Sheba Events Center, 20, Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos||Paper-based|
|Workforce Group, Plot 9 Gbagada-oworonshoki Expressway||Paper-based|
|Kunike International School, Oke Ijetu, off Ilesa Garage, Ilesa Roar, Osogbo||Paper-based|
|Ave Maria, Ave Maria Int. Academy, Deeper Life Bible Church HQRS||Paper-based|
|British Council Port Harcourt, 127 Olu Obasanjo way , Port Harcourt||Computer-based|
|King Oliza Hotel, King Oliza HallsTotal Gospel Road, (Opposite Market Square Supermarket) Okuruama Port Harcourt||Paper-based|
|Princeton College, Surulere, 9/33 Olatunde Onimole Street, Surulere||Paper-based|
|Bon Hotel Delta, KM 3 Nigerian Port Authority (N.P.A) Expressway, Ekpan, Warri, Delta||Paper-based|
|Heritage House Schools, 6 Alhaji Mudashiru Awe Street, Jibowu, Yaba||Paper-based|
How to register for IELTS in Nigeria
Follow the steps below to book a test online. Please follow all procedures and provide correct credentials when imputing your details. This can take some time so remain calm.
- Create an account at the official british council website at ieltsregistration.britishcouncil.org
- After creating an account with your correct credentials, login to your dashboard.
- Click ‘Book new test’ and select the kind of test you want to take. The details of all the tests are stated there.
- Choose the location closest to you where you would like to take the test in Nigeria.
- Select the date and other preferences of your choice.
- You’ll see a list of available venues and dates, click ‘Book for’ the amount of the test shown there.
- You’ll be required to input a few details like address and phone number then click ‘Add ID’.
- Choose your preferred ID type and input the number, expiring date and upload a copy.
- Next, you’ll add additional details like your gender, occupation, title, education level and language.
- The next step is the payment step, you can choose to make payment for your preferred test through Visa, Verve or MasterCard for Seerbit.
After payment, you’ll receive a mail and your seat will be booked. All information you need (preparatory materials and candidates booklet ) will be sent to your email. It is advisable to make necessary changes before payment. Be sure to go to your venue before time to avoid unseen circumstances. Goodluck!