The efforts of Igbinedion University in Okada, Edo State; Summit University in Offa, Kwara State; and American University in The Gambia for expressing interest in taking on Nigerian returnee students from Sudan have been recognized by the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
This was said by Dabiri-Erewa when she met with Prof. Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonye, the vice chancellor of Igbinedion University, in Abuja.
In a statement released on Saturday and signed by NiDCOM Spokesperson Abdulrahman Balogun, the chairman expressed his confidence that the message would reach the students and that those who were interested would adhere to the proper processes.
The key is that even if they have come to you and you have admitted them, we will need that letter from JAMB saying JAMB has given them an admission letter, so we avoid situations where they cannot go for youth service after graduating. Dabiri-Erewa said, “We were with JAMB and JAMB has given conditions, processes, and guidelines to follow which I am sure you are aware of.
“I appreciate your offer to the Nigerian students who have just returned from Sudan, as well as your promise to provide a large discount for them.
The National Universities Commission and other professional authorities have certified the institution’s programs, according to earlier explanations from Prof. Ezemonye, vice chancellor of Igbinedion University.
He also praised the NiDCOM Boss for the excellent work she has been doing, noting the need for the visit to talk about placement options for the returnee students.
The co-founder of the non-governmental organization Friends of Nigeria, Europe, led by Abiodun Odunuga, said in the statement that he had received offers of scholarships from the American International University, The Gambia, for a number of the Nigerian students who had returned from Sudan. He added that the scholarships were for students with practical courses who were willing to come to The Gambia as well as for students willing to participate in the Paris Graduate Sc
In the same vein, Summit University in Offa, Kwara State, expressed interest in accepting Sudanese student refugees into several academic programs for convenient assimilation.
Dabiri-Erewa took the chance to thank all of the educational institutions and the airlines, including Air Peace, Azman Air, Max Air, Tarco Airline, the Dangote Foundation, and the MTN Foundation, for their generosity in allowing the students to return and finish their studies in Nigeria.