United States government has declared to offer admissions to more Nigerians students; at the moment, students from Cross Rivers State to study in American tertiary Institutions.
This was revealed at the opening ceremony of Educational USA center at the American Space on Friday, in Calabar.
Speaking during the inauguration of the center Amirthanayagan, said that there are about 4500 educational institutions in the US, making it one of the greatest educational destinations in the world.
“We really want more Nigerians to come and take part in our educational system. Through our Educational USA center in Calabar. We hope to have more students from Cross Rivers going to the US to further their education.”
Meanwhile, Stephen Ibelli, the Public Affairs Officer, US Consulate General Lagos, said the centre would help facilitate the movement of Nigerian students to tertiary institutions in the United States.
Presently, more than 14,000 Nigerians have gained admissions into the schools in the US, he added.
“At present, we have over 14,000 Nigerian students studying in the Country, and we hope to grow that number and further strengthen the ties between both countries.
“This is where the Education USA Resource Centre comes in. So, we urge residents of Cross River to visit the centre and learn about the educational opportunities in the US free of charge,” he said.
Lolo Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News