The US government is attempting to increase the number of Nigerian students studying in American universities. So if you’re considering moving abroad in pursuit of your education, this might be the perfect time to do so!
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Last March in Calabar, the proclamation was announced at the ceremonial opening of the EducationUSA Centre at the American Space.
Aruna Amirthanayagam, Country Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy, Abuja, said during the inauguration of the Centre that EducationUSA was an arm of the US government. In the United States, the government promotes education.
According to Amirthanayagam, the United States has almost 4,500 educational institutions, making it one of the world’s top educational destinations.
“We genuinely want more Nigerians to come and participate in our educational system,” he stated. We expect to see more students from Cross River go to the United States to complete their education through our EducationUSA Center in Calabar.”
Stephen Ibelli, Public Affairs Officer of the United States Consulate General in Lagos, said the center aids the mobility of Nigerian students to academic schools in the United States.
Furthermore, Ibelli said that 14,000 Nigerians had been accepted into schools in the United States as a result of an arrangement.
“We currently have over 14,000 Nigerian students studying in the United States, and we intend to increase that number and improve bilateral ties, he added.”
According to the Public Affairs Officer, this is where the EducationUSA Resource Center can help. As a result, the institution encourages inhabitants of Cross River to come to the center and learn about free educational options in the United States.
“We’re also opening information centers in Benin, Awka, and Enugu so that students don’t have to travel all the way to Lagos, Abuja, or other big cities,” he said.
Meanwhile, Godwin Amanke, the Commissioner of Education for Cross River State, highlighted that state was happy to be associated with EducationUSA in his remarks.
Amanke relayed that the state would use the center to ensure that its pupils receive firsthand information on scholarships and empowerment programs.
“The information provided here is information that people pay for, yet it is available for free through the EducationUSA Resource Centre,” the Commissioner announced.
“However, as much as it is acceptable for Nigerian kids to study in the United States, all I ask is that when they are finished, they return and help develop our country,” he concluded.
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