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UK to ban Nigerian students, others from bringing family members this week: Report

More than 59,000 Nigerian students arrived in 2022 with about 61,000 family members.

• May 21, 2023
Nigerian students in UK
Nigerian students in UK

The UK government has set a plan in motion to stop Nigerian students and other international students from bringing their families to the country.

The move became necessary as official figures for net migration climbed a staggering one million, according to a report set to be released this Thursday.

Ministers would crack down on immigration by prohibiting foreign students from transferring their families to the UK in order to stop the number from rising and to stay ahead of the news.

An announcement for the ban is set to be made on Tuesday or Wednesday, according to The Sun UK.

All students enrolling for Master’s degrees and other postgraduate degrees would be impacted by the ban as they would no longer be permitted to bring their families to the UK. Ph.D students deemed to be highly skilled would, however, be exempted from the ban.

Foreign students brought 135,788 relatives to the UK in 2022, nine times as many as in 2019.

More than 59,000 Nigerian students arrived in 2022 with about 61,000 family members.

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