Nigerians currently undergoing educational programmes in Malaysia are more than the total student population of two private universities in Nigeria.
Datuk Lim, Malaysia’s high commissioner to Nigeria on Wednesday, disclosed that 13,000 Nigerians were studying in his country.
The figure is more than the current student population of Landmark university and Bowen university. The latter has a little over 5,000 students while the former has a student population of over 2,000.
Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, Lim noted that the large influx of Nigerians into Malaysia is a function of the affordable cost of studying in the Asian country.
“For a relatively medium size country like Malaysia, we have 13,000 Nigerians studying at various levels in educational institutions in Malaysia and this is significant.
“Malaysian educational process is also a stepping stone for a lot of Nigerians who want to pursue their education further.
“Malaysia has been so attractive because the cost of studying in Malaysia is affordable and we do not compromise on standards.
“Also, the English-speaking environment makes it conducive for Nigerians to go to Malaysia.
“The people from Nigeria who have undergone and are undergoing studies in Malaysia are actually also promoting the bilateral relations in an informal way”, Lim said.
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