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be model schools carrying and maintaining the ideals of secondary education for Nigerian students. Admission is based on merit, determined by the National Common Entrance Examination taken by all final year elementary school pupils. Tuition and fees are very low, approximately one hundred dollars ($100.00), because funding comes from the Federal Government. State owned schools are funded by each state government and are not comparable to the Federal government colleges. Although education is supposed to be free in the majority of the state owned institutions, students are required to purchase books and uniforms costing them an average of two hundred dollars ($200.00). Teachers in State owned institutions usually have a National Certificate of Education or a Bachelors Degree. Often times these schools are understaffed due to low state budgets, lack of incentives and irregularities in payment of staff salaries (US Embassy). Little Sparrows® Inc. does not foresee an education gap that would hinder the sales or distribution of its product. Language The official language of Nigeria is English. Though English is the official language of Nigeria, Hausa (about 21%), Igbo (about 16%) and Yoruba (about 21%) are major languages with semi-official status.
EXPORT BUSINESS PLAN: Bili-Huts to Nigeria 12 While Little Sparrows® Inc. is aware that most of its trade partners in Nigeria speak English, some medical providors, may not. Which is why Little Sparrows® Inc. will be printing its product information in English as well as Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba, to include all setup and operating information. Consumer Attitude . The consumer attitude toward Little Sparrows® Inc.’s product is very favorable. Political Environment Government Structure Nigeria has a mixed legal system of English common law, Islamic law, and traditional law containing executive, legislative, and judicial branches. Legal and Political Forces According to GlobalEconomy.com, the political stability index of Nigeria stands at -2.11 where 2.5 is strong and -2.5 is weak, indicating a significant risk as compared to its global counterparts”. Another factor of consideration is business risk caused by developments in a country’s political or legal environments. Government intervention, protectionism, and barriers to trade and investment are particularly notable in developing market countries such as Nigeria. Such events typically come from business cycles, ineffective monetary or fiscal policies, a faulty regulatory atmosphere, or imbalances in the basic economic fundamentals of the country (Global Economy) Understanding the Nigeria’s government is important to understanding the target market, and furthermore, the sustainability of demand for our product. Little Sparrows® Inc. understands the Nigerian market and potential concerns; however, the product sustainability is quite high, due to its cost, availability, and demand.
EXPORT BUSINESS PLAN: Bili-Huts to Nigeria 13 Trade Requirements Duties . All imports into Nigeria are subject to duty. The following is a list of customs duties that affect imports to Nigeria per the CET Tariff schedule section XVI (Nigeria Customs): Basic Customs Duty Additional Customs Duty Special Additional Customs Duty

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