Aspire magazine is a publication of TEC Group.
Aspire magazine provides important news and views for parents, students and teachers considering international education and study abroad opportunities.
We produce high quality, engaging magazines for students and parents. They steer readers through important decisions regarding education and career opportunities. Each title published helps our readers at critical times in their decision making process and can also be viewed online via the Aspire magazine website.
Aspire magazine was first published in June 2008 and its readership and popularity continues to increase with each new edition. A few students gathered in the publisher's living room in 2008 came up with the name and concept of the magazine.
Aspire magazine is therefore considered to be 'the magazine' for students largely written by students!
It gives me great pleasure to present to you the Spring/Summer 2013 edition of Aspire magazine. Since the fi rst ever edition of Aspire was published in June 2008, the goal and the focus has always been to give out timely, relevant and inspiring information to our readers.
This issue is loaded with useful information and interviews. We have had to split relevant stories and articles into sections - this is to ensure that there is something in it for all our readers as our reader base increases.
The information in Aspire is timeless. Therefore, it should not be regarded as a magazine to be read only once, but one that can be read over again as a reference and companion.
We are fortunate to have interviewed some very inspiring people such as Usain Bolt, Sir Jeffrey Archer, Ashish Thakker and others in this issue. I hope from their stories you can see that nothing is impossible, as long as you believe and don’t forget to take ACTION!
In this edition we remember also Chukwuemeka Mbakwe, a featured student in the 2010 edition of Aspire. The TIEC and Aspire family miss him greatly and our thoughts and prayers continue to remain with the family. Fifty per cent of the proceeds from this edition of Aspire will go to the charities we have chosen that work with young people battling with cancer.
Many thanks for all those who have contributed to this edition of Aspire. Don’t forget to share with a friend, also, if you have enjoyed reading.
Very best wishes,
Olugbenga O. Ogunbode