Nigerian Students in US Increase to 13,423 in 2018/2019 Academic Session, Says Mission


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By Adedayo Akinwale ín Abuja

The United States government has revealed that Nigerian students studying in the country have increased to 13,423 in the 2018/2019 academic session.

The US Mission in Abuja disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja, quoting an Open Doors 2019 report, released Monday by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The US said that the new report indicated that there was a 5.8 per cent increase in the number of students from Nigeria who are currently studying in the U.S

It said the report revealed that the number of international students in the U.S set an all‐time high in the 2018/19 academic year, the fourth consecutive year with more than one million international students.

It stated: “The total number of international students, 1,095,299, is a 0.05 per cent increase over last year, according to the 2019 Open…

Source: Thisday Newspaper