Canada Province Slams 2yrs Ban on Admission of Nigerians, Others by New Colleges, Gives Reason

Canada Province Slams 2yrs Ban on Admission of Nigerians, Others by New Colleges, Gives Reason

  • British Columbia has said it will be stopping some post-secondary institutions from admitting Nigerians and other international students
  • The post-secondary education minister, Selina Robinson, said the move was to stop the misleading practice among the new colleges
  • According to Robinson, an Indian woman who her family sponsored got to know that the class would be online on her arrival journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

British Columbia has announced a plan to ban post-secondary institutions from enrolling Nigerians and other international students for two years, adding that the move was to stop the "explosive practices" killing the system.

The development was announced by the post-secondary education minister Selina Robinson on Monday, January 29, who said that the move was necessary so that the fault in the international education system because it "has not been working as well as it should."

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Canada Province explains why some colleges can't take Nigerian students Photo Credit: Selina Robinson
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In a report by CBC News, Robinson disclosed that the province started looking into the system in March 2023 and discovered "poor-quality education, a lack of instructors", and the "scaring away" of students to lodge formal complaints by certain private institutions.

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Robinson added that a student told her that a woman's family had saved money for her to have a "quality education" in British Columbia. Still, she was placed in online classes upon her arrival.

The education minister said:

"She arrived here being told that there would be in-class instruction, only to discover on her first day of class as she showed up that the entire course would be taught online."

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She further stated that the woman did not understand why she spent all her money on an online programme.

The minister then stressed the need to stop the sector from misleading international students, which was the reason for the ban.

FG announces Mauritius scholarship application for Nigerian students earlier reported that the federal government has announced opening scholarships in Mauritius for Nigerians to apply from now till April 19.

According to a statement from the Federal Ministry of Education on Tuesday, the scholarships are open to undergraduate and post-graduate applicants.

Applicants are expected to fill the form electronically, sign and stamp while other details and contact information have been released.


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