By Vera Samuel Anyagafu
The US Consul General to Nigeria, Mr. F John Bray has disclosed that Nigerians and Ghanaians top the list of students studying in various universities and colleges in the US., saying that Nigerians interest to study in the US is an example of strong US-Nigeria diplomatic ties.
Bray disclosed this at the just concluded College and Career Fair organised by The EducationUSA Advising Centre in collaboration with the Foreign Commercial Service of the US Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria for prospective undergraduate and graduate students in Lagos.
While noting that the US is by far, the most popular destination country for students seeking a global education, he said, “America remains a leading destination for international students.
The United States offers students an unrivaled educational experience, flexibility, and diversity. This year, the number of international students in the United States climbed to over 1 million globally. More than 10,000 of these students are from Nigeria.
That is more than the year before but there could be more. I am pleased to see so many students, parents, teachers, and administrators here today, “Your interest in studying in the United States is an example of strong US – Nigeria ties. People–to–people exchanges are many between Nigeria and the United States, and are important component of strengthening our bilateral relations.”
The event which recorded a large turnout of students, parents and guardians, admissions officers from 25 American colleges and universities, including The George Washington University, Drexel University, University of Wisconsin, Western Kentucky University, among others, shared information about their institutions and opportunities available to participants.
Also, EducationUSA advisers and alumni of U.S. universities joined the visiting admissions officers in offering guidance to the participants on the American college admissions process, standardized testing, and scholarship opportunities.
In addition to student consultations, sessions on student visa applications and international financial aid were also held.