NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES TO ABSORB STUDENT RETURNEES FROM SUDAN
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on May 13, 2023
Some Nigerian universities have promised to take in Nigerian students evacuated from war-torn Sudan. This was disclosed by Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) in a statement released today.
The commission named Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State; Summit University, Offa, Kwara State and American University, Yola, Adamawa State as some of the institutions that have shown interest in absorbing the evacuated students from Sudan.
NIDCOM’s Chairman/CEO, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, acknowledged the efforts of Igbinedion University when she received the institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonye in Abuja. She said:
We were with JAMB and JAMB has given conditions, process and guidelines to follow which I am sure you aware of and the key thing is even if they have come to you and you have admitted them, we will need that letter from JAMB saying JAMB has given them admission letter, so we avoid situations that after graduation they can’t go for youth service.
NiDCOM also said the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) had promised to provide necessary support to ensure that the students are integrated into the nation’s universities.