Number of Nigerian students increase in US

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Published on November 15, 2016 by pmnews   ·   No Comments

Nigerian students

Nigerian students

The 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange (IEE) has revealed that 10,674 Nigerians are studying in the U.S. during the 2015/16 academic year.

A statement by the U.S. Embassy in Abuja on Tuesday ranked Nigeria as number one in Africa and 14th worldwide as a source of international students in the U.S.

The report is published annually by IIE in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The figure, according to the report, is 12.4 per cent higher than previous academic year’s figure of 10,568, the highest number of Nigerians studying in the U.S. since 1986/87 academic year.

“Students from Nigeria study primarily at the undergraduate level: 50.8 per cent undergraduate; 35.6 per cent graduate; 11.5 per cent Optional Practical Training;…

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