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2019 Biennial Convention. The 2019 Biennial convention begins on Friday August 2nd and ends on Sunday, Aug. 4th 2019 . The venue of the event is Ramada Plaza by Wyndham, Newark International Airport, #160A Frontage Road, Newark NJ 07114.
FRIDAY AUGUST 28TH 2015: Arrival of guests at Comfort Inn and checking in.
Venue: Comfort Inn , 1374 North Main street
Randolph, MA 02368.
NKPORO YOUTH NIGHT:
Venue : Comfort Inn, 1374 North Main street,
Randolph, MA 02368.
Time: 7:30pm to 11:30pm.
SATURDAY AUGUST 29TH 2015:
I. Convention Meeting
Venue: Comfort Inn, 1374 North Main street
Randolph, MA 02368.
ii. Nkporo Youth Bowling Tournament
Venue: Route 27, 65 Westgate Drive, Brockton
iii. Gala night and Fundraiser
Venue: Emerald Hall, 30 Central street Abington
Time: 6:30pm to 11:30pm.
SUNDAY AUGUST 30TH :
Post Convention meeting
Venue: 60 North Street , Brockton
Time : 11:00am
We have just launched a Go Fund Me campaign to raise money for the Nkporo Secondary School.
This project has been projected to cost the sum of $100,000.00
Nkporo Secondary school is in desparate need of everyone’s help. It is in light of the above that we established this campaign. A donation of $5.00 will give one student one recommended text book. Your gift of $25.00 will pay the salary of an auxiliary teacher in a month. Please join us to rebuild the oldest sceondary school in Nkporo. Let us keep the dream alive. Thanks immensely for the privilege of your time.
To Donate, click on the photo below to be transferred to our Go Fund Me Page.
Ramada Plaza Hotel
CONVENTION DATE: JULY 19 – 21, 2013
ARRIVAL AIRPORT: Newark Airport, New Jersey.
Friday, 19th is Arrival
Saturday, JULY 20th is Gala Night
Sunday, JULY 21th is Departure
Details on Reservations:
• Reservation Number: (973) 589 1000
• Group Reservation Code:CGND01
• Reservation Cutoff Date: July 12th, 2013
• Group Rate: $99.00 per Night
*Book your reservation before the cutoff date to take advantage of the group rate.
* The hotel offers shuttle service to and from the Airport
The Catch for “NKPORO EDUCATION ENDOWMENT FUND”
SURVEY: NIGERIANS ARE THE MOST EDUCATED PEOPLE IN THE U.S.
Analysis of U.S. Census data and other surveys show Nigerian immigrants and their descendants score highest when it comes to earning degrees.
Nigerian Americans have long been known for their community’s intense cultural emphasis on education, and now an analysis of Census data coupled with several local surveys shows that Nigerians don’t just value education, but surpass all other U.S. ethnic groups when it comes to obtaining degrees.
“Being Black, you are already at a disadvantage,” Oluyinka Olutoye, an associate professor of pediatric surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, told the Houston Chronicle. “You really need to excel far above if you want to be considered for anything in this country.”
According to 2006 census data, 37 percent of Nigerians in the U.S. had bachelor’s degrees, 17 percent held master’s degrees and 4 percent had doctorates. In contrast, the same census data showed only 19 percent of white Americans had bachelor’s degrees, 8 percent held master’s degrees and only 1 percent held doctorates, the paper reports.
The census data was bolstered by an independent analysis of 13 annual Houston-area surveys conducted by Rice University and commissioned by the Chronicle.
“These are higher levels of educational attainment than were found in any other…community,” Stephen Klineberg, a sociologist at Rice University who conducts the annual Houston Area Survey, told the paper.
However, despite the strides in education made by many African immigrants, including Nigerian-Americans, discrimination still colors their prospects for employment. A study of 2010 employment data by the Economic Policy Institute showed that, across nationalities and ethnic groups, Black immigrants carried the highest unemployment rate of all foreign-born workers.
In addition to cultural expectations about obtaining higher education, the paper reports that many African immigrants are more likely to pursue higher education as a means of maintaining their immigrant status in the U.S.
“In a way, it’s a Catch-22 — because of immigration laws you are forced to remain in school, but then the funny thing is you end up getting your doctorate at the age of 29,” Amadu Jacky Kaba, an associate professor at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ, told the paper. “If you stay in school, immigration will leave you alone.”
Source Yahoo.com August 4, 2012