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NIGERIAN STUDENTS GET WORK PERMIT TO STUDY IN UK

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NIGERIAN STUDENTS GET WORK PERMIT TO STUDY IN UK

Nigerian interested in schooling in the United Kingdom have been given a boost by UK’s latest announcement.
The United Kingdom Government has made a new announcement in favour of international students, including Nigerians.

The UK government has announced that international students who want to work in England following the successful completion of a UK degree at bachelor’s degree-level or above, or an eligible professional qualification, can now do so.

Nigeria is one of the main countries sending students to the UK, and the numbers have increased in recent years. According to statistics, in 2020 over 13,000 Nigerian students were granted a UK study visa, an increase of 56 per cent on the year before.

NIGERIAN STUDENTS GET WORK PERMIT TO STUDY IN UK

The British government said the graduates could look for work after their studies for a maximum period of two years and three years for PhD students.

According to a statement on Thursday, by the British High Commission, this will allow the UK to retain the brightest and the best students to continue to contribute to the UK post-study.

NIGERIAN STUDENTS GET WORK PERMIT TO STUDY IN UK
It added that applications for the graduate route will open on July 1, 2021,ensuring Nigerian students would continue to choose the UK as the destination to study and build their careers.

This was contained in a statement on Thursday, titled, ‘New UK post-study graduate route to open to Nigerian students this summer,’ signed by the second Secretary Political/Head of Communications, British High Commission, Dean Hurlock.

It stated, ‘’Today, the UK government has confirmed the new Graduate route will open for applications on 1 July 2021, to international students who successfully complete a degree at undergraduate level or above in the UK. International students on the Graduate route will be able to work or look for work after their studies for a maximum period of two years (three years for PhD students). This will allow the UK to retain the brightest and the best students to continue to contribute to the UK post-study.’’

The high commission also disclosed that the coronavirus concessions for students unable to travel to the UK due to the COVID-19 pandemic have also been extended, recognising the continuing disruption many face in international travel.

It said applicants who began their studies in autumn 2020 will have to have been in the UK by June 21 (updated from 6 April 2021) to be eligible to apply to the Graduate route, adding that students who began their studies in January or February 2021 will need to be in the UK by September 27.

NIGERIAN STUDENTS GET WORK PERMIT TO STUDY IN UK

“’The Graduate route will be unsponsored, meaning applicants will not need a job offer to apply for the route. There will be no minimum salary requirements nor caps on numbers – Graduates on the route will be able to work flexibly, switch jobs and develop their career as required.

‘’To be eligible, international students must have completed a UK degree at bachelor’s degree-level or above, or an eligible professional qualification at a higher education provider, with a track record of compliance with the UK Government’s immigration requirements,’’ the statement noted.

It said the new graduate route would help the UK Government to achieve the ambition set out in the International Education Strategy to increase the number of international students in higher education in the UK to 600,000 by 2030.

Commenting on the development, the UK Minister for Future Borders and Immigration, Kevin Foster said, “As we rebuild from the impact of the global pandemic, we want the world’s brightest talents to see the UK as the natural home for their aspirations. The launch of this new route will ensure those who graduate from our world leading institutions will easily be able to secure the status they deserve to continue living and working as they make our United Kingdom their home.”

In her remarks, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, stated, “In 2020, over 13,000 Nigerian students were granted a UK study visa to continue their academic journey. This is a testament to the strengthening educational relationship between the UK and Nigeria.”

“We hope the launch of this new post-study work route will provide an exciting opportunity for Nigerian students to build their careers, and discover new opportunities that the UK has to offer.”

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UNIVERSITY OF UYO LOSES ACCREDITATION FOR MEDICINE AND SURGERY

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Medical students of the Univeristy of Uyo UNIVERSITY OF UYO LOSES ACCREDITATION FOR MEDICINE AND SURGERY

UNIVERSITY OF UYO LOSES ACCREDITATION FOR MEDICINE AND SURGERY

have gone online to lament after the institution lost accreditation for medicine and surgery.

 

Students who say they have been in school for 8 years, for a course that should be completed in 6 years, took to social media to express their heartbreak after the National Universities Commission denied accreditation status to Uniuyo’s medicine and surgery programme.

 

A student who spoke to LIB on the condition of anonymity explained the implication of this for medical students.

 

The student said: “Students will be unable to write professional exams, hence cannot graduate.

UNIVERSITY OF UYO LOSES ACCREDITATION FOR MEDICINE AND SURGERY

 

“They’ll remain students. However, they will not be [able] to progress from level to level due to not writing professional exams. This is a stagnation for students pending when the accreditation is restored.”

 

Students say they have reached out to their lecturers but haven’t received any concrete information.

 

At the moment, Uniuyo medical students say they are uncertain about what the future holds for them and are not sure what the next move is.

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GOVERNOR UMAHI TO COMMISSION MEDICAL UNIVERSITY IN EBONYI PHOTOS

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Governor Umahi To Commission Medical University In Ebonyi (Photos)

GOVERNOR UMAHI TO COMMISSION MEDICAL UNIVERSITY IN EBONYI

By Wisdom Nwedene, Abakaliki

Governor David Nweze Umahi of Ebonyi State is set to commission World Class Medical University.

 

Speaking with IGBERE TV correspondent, the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Francis Nwaze said the gigantic project when completed will put an end to medical tourism outside Nigeria by many Nigerians.

Mr Nwaze who said the World Class University which will be commissioned in few weeks will equally attract foreigners to Ebonyi State.

According to him, “This is the result of having a committed, focused and dedicated Governor whose interest is for the betterment of his subordinates.”

He said : “This is where we are; a medical university that will end foreign medical adventure by Nigerians and attract foreigners to our own Ebonyi State.”

“The David Nweze Umahi’s Medical University is no longer a dream but a reality that will be made manifest in just a few weeks. This is the result of having a committed, focused and dedicated Governor whose interest is for the betterment of his subordinates.”

“Governor David Nweze Umahi has written his name in the sand of time.”

IGBERE TV gathered that the World Class Medical University when completed will treat renal malfunctions, perform kidney transplant, etc.

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NECO RELEASES 2020 RESULT FOR EXTERNAL CANDIDATES

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National Examinations Council (NECO) has released results NECO RELEASES 2020 RESULT FOR EXTERNAL CANDIDATES

NECO RELEASES 2020 RESULT FOR EXTERNAL CANDIDATES

of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination for External Candidates.

 

Announcing the results at the Council Headquarters in Minna on Thursday May 6, NECO’s Registrar/Chief Executive, Godswill Obioma disclosed that a total of 41,459 candidates registered for the examination, while 39,503 sat for it.

 

In a statement issued by Head, Information and Public Relations Division of NECO, Azeez Sani in Abuja, the registrar explained that a total of 26,277 candidates obained five credits and above including English Language and Mathematics while 34,014 candidates also obtained five credits and above irrespective of English Language and Mathematics.

NECO RELEASES 2020 RESULT FOR EXTERNAL CANDIDATES

 

The Registrar who reiterated the Council’s zero tolerance for examination malpractice, noted that appropriate standards and excellence were maintained right from the planning stage to the release of results.

 

Obioma disclosed that 6,465 cases of examination malpractice were recorded in the 2020 SSCE External as against 17,004 cases in 2019.

 

He noted that the reduction in the level of malpractice was as a result of deepened monitoring of the examination by members of the Governing Board, Management and Senior Staff of the Council.

 

Obioma also revealed that the results of 256,000 candidates who missed some papers during the 2020 SSCE (Internal) due to the #EndSARS protests in some states and who sat for those papers during the 2020 SSCE (External) are being released alongside external candidates.

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