Nigeria Represents The 7th Biggest Source Of Foreign Students In Canada – HC Thornley

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Feb 7, 2017 – Nigeria Represents The 7th Biggest Source Of Foreign Students In Canada – High Commissioner Christopher Thornley

Mr. Christopher Thornley, The High Commissioner of Canada to Nigeria has disclosed that over 10,000 Nigerians are currently in Canada studying at one higher institution or the other.

He explained that Nigeria represents the seventh largest foreign students in Canada. International students, he pointed out brings significant value to the Canadian economy and education, saying that the presence of foreign students “enriches Canadian educational institutions and society.”

While noting that each student represents ‘a new link between the two countries and further binds the ties, he noted: “International students bring significant value to the Canadian economy and I am pleased that Nigerians figure prominently among that dynamic population.

In fact, according to Canadian Immigration record, over 10,000 Nigerians are in Canada to study; and a 20 per cent increase on the previous year. “Nigeria also represents the seventh biggest source of foreign students in Canada. Their presence enriches Canadian educational institutions and society.

Each Student represents a new link between the two countries and binds the ties that unite us.” At the fair were over 33 representatives from Canadian institutions, including universities, colleges and high schools, who advertised their institutions and created awareness about the programmes they offer in their respective tertiary institutions.

This was disclosed by Thornley during the three-day EduCanada Fair witnessed an influx of Nigerians, particularly students from various secondary schools, corps members and workers in Abuja.

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3 thoughts on “Nigeria Represents The 7th Biggest Source Of Foreign Students In Canada – HC Thornley

  1. SINCE THE UNIVERSITY IN NIGERIA IS SAME AS THE ONE IN CANADA ONLY THEY HAVE NEPA OR BETTER POWERHOLDING AND IS NOT OWN BY CHURCH.

  2. This is not a good news for many Nigerians back home. Nigerian education sector is drastically losing it quality when it comes to providing sound education that can meet up with international standard. This is not to say Nigeria doesn’t have the necessary fund to inject into that sector but nothing seems to be working well because of poor leadership and corruption. N369.6 billion was budgeted and spent on Nigerian education last year but unfortunately without any heart-warming result. Our students are not being provided with necessary learning equipments to enhance their academic skills in many hire institutions across the country. This has led to massive emigration of our people fleeing to foreign countries to acquire advance education thereby boosting foreign economy. so while it is good to acquire advance education in overseas it is also a set back to nigeria education sector and our economy. But who should we blame? Our wicked and blind leaders of course!

  3. Our big men love it that way, mental laziness is our problem. Do you know how many billions Nigerians are taking out of the economy to help these oyinbo countries? In fact, may Chief Obafemi Awolowo continue to Rest In Peace !

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