11,710 Nigerian Students School In US- Consul General

John Bray


LAGOS JULY 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)-United States Consul General F. John Bray has affirmed that no fewer than 11,710 students from Nigeria are currently studying in the United States.
John Bray who made the revelation on Tuesday in Lagos during pre-departure orientation for Nigerian students heading to U.S. to Study said out of the total, 49.5% are undergraduate, 36.2% are graduate students, 2% are non-degree candidates and the remaining 12.3% are on Optional Practical Training.
Comparing it to last year, he said there is an increase of 9.7% intakes.
John Bray noted that the number of Nigerians studying in the United States has been going up for the past seven years because Nigeria placed value on quality education which accredited U.S. colleges and universities provide.
“Students from Nigeria attend about 800 institutions in each of our 50 states. The most popular state is Texas, with 1,540 students, while the most popular college/university is Houston Community College, with 220 students.
“Whether you are interested in a large school or small school, a school in a rural or urban setting, or you want to study in a hot or cold climate, the United States has a school for you.
“Finally, as Darcy said, I encourage all of you to take advantage of this opportunity to represent Nigeria in the best possible light. You may be the only Nigerian that many Americans meet and therefore you are representing all of Nigeria,”he stated.
John Bray enjoins the new students join him in acknowledging the Consulate’s Director of Education USA Chinenye Uwadileke and the deputy director Adeoloa Oseni which has supported them in securing admission and in many cases financial assistance to study in the United States.
According to him, “EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of over 425 international student advising centers in more than 175 countries that promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive and current information about opportunities to study at one of the 4,700+ accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States.
“In a nutshell: EducationUSA is your official source on U.S. higher education. To date, about 250 student-members of the Lagos EducationUSA Center studying at U.S. institutions in the fall of 2018, have received scholarships from U.S. institutions totaling over $4 million.
“One 12th grader got a full ride scholarship to Harvard to study Political Science.
Many of the graduate students with whom EducationUSA worked were admitted to fully funded doctoral programs in the STEM fields.
“Six Opportunity Fund Program grantees will be going for their fully funded PhD programs in STEM fields. I am very proud of EducationUSA Lagos for reaching approximately 25,000 students this year, through various means, such as at the center, on-line, at fairs, etc. information on studying in the U.S.
“You will be joining more than one million international students in the United States. 35,364 of these students come from Sub-Saharan Africa, and Nigeria ranks 1st in the region and 12th in the world as a sending country.”

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