The University of Hertfordshire (UH) in the United Kingdom has sparked a wave of reactions on social media following its recently-held graduation ceremony.
The graduation ceremony of the Hertfordshire-based institution took place on Wednesday.
Congratulations to all the graduates receiving their awards today 🎓
Stay connected with us after you leave on our Alumni Portal: https://t.co/3BeyRHjrzT #HertsGrad pic.twitter.com/CvYBTSfhTrAdvertisement
— University of Hertfordshire (@UniofHerts) December 7, 2022
Checks by TheCable Lifestyle, however, showed that graduands from the department of nursing, health and well-being are predominantly Nigerians.
The department is under the school of health and social work at the institution.
It is understood that the varsity is one of the cheapest in the UK with its tuition said to be less than £10,000 per year for home students and about £14,000 for international students.
Its perceived affordability makes it a coveted institution for many Nigerians seeking to study abroad.
According to the 2022 Guardian University Guide, the institution is ranked 90 among universities in the UK — with Oxford University taking the first spot.
The institution was formerly known as Hatfield Polytechnic. In 1992, it was granted university status by the British government and subsequently renamed the University of Hertfordshire.
The graduation list has further raised concerns about the exodus of Nigerians abroad for study and other career pursuits.
In May, TheCable reported how Nigerians also dominated the list of graduands from the law department at the University of Calgary (UCalgary) in Alberta, Canada.
Here are what some Nigerians had to say about the UK varsity’s graduation list:
“List of Department of Nursing, Health and Wellbeing are all Nigerian E be like Unilag graduation list.. it shows the massive exodus of students who abandon the Nigerian Educational system and travel abroad to study. Congrats to the graduates,” a Twitter user wrote.
University of Hertfordshire Graduation List of Department of Nursing, Health and Wellbeing are all Nigerian E be like Unilag graduation list.. it shows the massive exodus of students who abandon the Nigerian Educational system and travel abroad to study. Congrats to the graduates pic.twitter.com/2A5y4hFy7Y
— Sofowora Oladapo (@itsdshow) December 8, 2022Advertisement
At university of HERTFORDSHIRE graduation and mahn mi it’s like unilag branch.. Agbada everywhere 😂😂
— Dejj (@ogbeni_daegee) December 7, 2022
O Puuuuuuurrrrr…. pic.twitter.com/d8PCCf1usr
— Demola Of Lagos 𓃵 (@OmoGbajaBiamila) December 8, 2022
University of Nigeria, Hertfordshire 🌚 https://t.co/vRd3OPpsQc
— O’Tomisin (@Blvcphoenix) December 9, 2022
List of students graduating from University of Hertfordshire in the UK, with a Master of Science in Nursing this week. You'd think you're in Nigeria. This is simply the complete failure of our educational system under the ruling @OfficialAPCNg.
Nigerians vote wisely!!! pic.twitter.com/CEUcBSzNeW
— Olaudah Equiano® (@RealOlaudah) December 9, 2022
Master of Science degree in NURSING. Congratulations to all my people at the University of Nigeria, Hertfordshire.👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾😊😊😊
With distinctions too!!!✅✅✅✅ https://t.co/eBcqIWptQv
— Paddy Mmaduakonam Anigbo II (@dirosky) December 9, 2022
Hertfordshire or Ife School of Nursing 2022 list? 😅 pic.twitter.com/A7UmsYcCEq
— The Calculus (@calculus_ng) December 8, 2022
98% of University of Hertfordshire grads are Nigerians 😯…..crazy times
— zola (@xolani_coker) December 8, 2022
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