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High Commission to boost Nigerian students’ welfare in UK

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The Nigerian High Commission in London has unveiled plans for constructive engagements between Nigerian students and staff in various universities in the United Kingdom (UK).

It also seeks to harness the potential of the huge student population in the UK towards development and nation-building in Nigeria.

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This was contained in a letter written by Nigerian Ambassador to the UK, Sarafa Tunji Isola, to the Nigerian community at the University of Cambridge, and other institutions, requesting representatives of Nigerian students.

The ambassador noted that there are over 10,000 Nigerian students across UK universities, placing Nigeria ninth position in the ranking of countries with the highest population of foreign students in UK universities.

“This strength,” he said, “needs to be harnessed through networking for the greater good of our country and for the prompt discharge of the Mission’s duty, which includes defence of Nigerian students against injustice anywhere in the UK, facilitation of exchange programmes and peer review mechanism between Nigerian institutions of higher learning and their British counterparts, link with the National Universities Commission in Nigeria and Nigerian universities for symbiotic relationships, among others.”

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