FG working to address challenges faced by Nigerian students abroad, says Tinubu

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The president of the federal republic of Nigeria president Bola Ahmed Tinubu has expressed concern over the plight of Nigerian students abroad.

Tinubu said the government is working hard to address them.


The president was said to have disclosed this during the fourth Diaspora quarterly webinar lecture series hosted by Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) theme “Well-being of Nigeria Students Abroad: (Struggles, Challenges and Solutions).”


According to a statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Media, Publicity and Protocol unit, Tinubu said he was aware of the challenges facing the students.

Besides other participants, including Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO of NIDCOM gave various advices .

The statement reads: “The special assistance to the president Hon. Dayo admitted that President Bola Tinubu is aware of the challenges students are facing abroad and the government is working tediously to ameliorate them.”


“Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, noted that the non payment of obligatory fees to students on scholarship abroad has been a recurring decimal which has to be permanently sorted.


“Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, Registrar,Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), assured the students that the Board will continue to guide the students especially on the choice of institutions of learning abroad as well as courses offered.



“He advised the students and their parents to beware of fake and unaccredited universities abroad urging them to do proper check before sending their wards to foreign Universities


“And urged the students to be of good behaviour by being good ambassadors of Nigeria in their respective countries.



“Mr Yemi Soile, Head Coordinator of Nigeria Students Union UK, highlighted some of the challenges being faced by Nigerian students abroad which need the government’s urgent attention.


“He also commended Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa for coming to their aid from time to time to address some of their issues.



“Contributing to the discourse, Mr Uche Okugo, President Network of Nigerians in Canada appealed to the government to assist the students as the challenges were overwhelming to them.”

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