Report shows drop in Nigerian students studying in UK

The number of Nigerian students in United Kingdom universities dropped by 41% in five years, a report by American foundation, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, has revealed, writes Kabir Yusuf for Premium Times.

However, the number of Nigerian students in Canadian institutions is rapidly rising as Nigerian middle-class families turn to the North American country due to a combination of factors.

The report authored by the foundation’s famous Nigeria expert and resident scholar on democracy, conflict and governance, Matthew Page, said Nigerian elites’ high demand for a UK education has been dampened by a prolonged economic downturn, domestic political changes, growing obstacles to making school fee payments, and worsening exchange rates.
Full report on the Premium Times site