UK envoy says visa restriction on foreign students’ family not targeted at Nigerians
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on June 22, 2023
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Richard Montgomery is saying that the decision of the UK restricting foreign students from bringing dependents with them starting in 2024 is not targeted at Nigerians.
This as he says it is to protect UK infrastructure as the number of students bringing their family members from all around the world surged in the last couple of years.
The British High Commissioner stated this after he met with Vice President Kashim Shettima at the State House, Abuja.
He admitted that the number of Nigerian students coming to the UK increased five folds in three years, just as the overall number of international students also increased.
Montgomery adds that though this is a fantastic success story for their universities, it is not always possible to find housing and services for the high number of the population coming into the UK with their families.