Nigerians Spent $501m On Education In America – US Govt


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A US Government factsheet says Nigerians spent an estimated $501 million (N190 billion) pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in America in 2020.

The US government released the factsheet after Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken’s virtual meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.

“With over 100,000 travelers to the United States each year, Nigerians boost American businesses, colleges, and universities. There are over 8,800 education and exchange program alumni from Nigeria and the United States.

“Nigeria sends more students to American colleges and universities than any other country in Africa and is the eleventh largest source worldwide of international students to the United States.

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“In Academic Year 2019-2020, a record-breaking number of nearly 14,000 Nigerians pursued U.S. graduate and undergraduate degrees, bringing an estimated $501 million to communities across America. In 2020, advisees of EducationUSA services received scholarships worth $28 million.

“The United States provided more than 9 million teacher’s guides and books in five of Nigeria’s most widely spoken languages to advance early grade reading,” it read in part.

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