UK To Ban Nigerian Students From Bringing Families To The Country

In a report circulating online, the United Kingdom is understood to be planning to implement a ban on Nigerian students and other foreign students from bringing their families to the country, according to the Sun UK.

The upcoming restrictions expected to be announced this week, will prohibit masters students and several other postgraduate students from bringing their families.

However, the ban will not affect PHD students, as their courses typically span between 3 and 5 years and involve highly skilled individuals.

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The motivation behind this decision stems from the surge in net migration to the UK, which has reached one million.

Conservative Members of Parliament have urged Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to take control of the escalating numbers. The report highlights a significant rise in the number of individuals entering Britain by leveraging their relatives’ student visas.

In the previous year alone, 135,788 family members accompanied students to the UK, a staggering nine-fold increase compared to 2019.

Specifically, 59,053 Nigerian students brought over 60,923 relatives during the same period.

Chidalu Glory

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