Nigerians Not Attending U.S. Universities That Much [Plot]

Nigerians Not Attending U.S. Universities That Much [Plot]

This is the big news for international students: “international students whose classes will take place fully online would be asked to leave the country. ” But check the data (see plot below), not many Nigerians are actually going to the U.S. to study these years. Largely, there are reasons: visas are not being granted by the U.S. embassy in Nigeria, or parents cannot afford the big dollars-school fees which keep rising, or Canada has disintermediated the U.S on preference. But no matter how you look at it, international students have real issues to deal with right now, and those issues are outside their controls. If your school decides to go fully online to keep the majority of the student population safe, you could be flying back to your country, without your diploma! Elections have consequences in this world!

Harvard and M.I.T. have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over an order that would remove foreign students’ visas if their coursework is entirely online this fall, according to The New York Times. Earlier this week, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency announced that international students whose classes will take place fully online would be asked to leave the country. A number of academic institutions, including Harvard, have recently moved their academic year online to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

Comment from Francis Oguaju below

One of those unpleasant things that happen when you are outside playing and joking with friends and strangers, and then you wish you had a loving home with caring family to cheer you up, when you run back home.

This is one of the reasons why we should never allow Nigeria to collapse, or let Africa become a continent of despair; so that whenever push turns to shove, you can always have a decent home to run back to.

A slave will never be equal to a free born, irrespective of how brilliant or hardworking he’s, once the scramble for survival begins, your surname will put you where you belong.

Never see your country of origin as your second home, rather see it as your first, even when you haven’t lived there, very important. No matter how great and caring your friends are, your biological family is above them all, because you don’t really need to prove anything to the latter, but they know that you are their own.

Nobody knows if globalisation gospel will still be relevant in another decade, so if you allow your country to disintegrate, you may no longer have home address.

We hope that the international students can navigate the complicated policy successfully and finish their studies.

 

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18 thoughts on “Nigerians Not Attending U.S. Universities That Much [Plot]

  1. There is something really interesting here, with the war between China and US, imagine China having the highest students studying in the US, maybe this is a national strategy for a long term plan to win the trade war

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    1. Of course this is long term strategy by China. To beat a competitor you need to understand how he thinks,acts and interpret situations. This is golden rule to winning strategies . In addition, you must understand and speak the language of the enemy.

      China is coming.

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  2. One of those unpleasant things that happen when you are outside playing and joking with friends and strangers, and then you wish you had a loving home with caring family to cheer you up, when you run back home.

    This is one of the reasons why we should never allow Nigeria to collapse, or let Africa become a continent of despair; so that whenever push turns to shove, you can always have a decent home to run back to.

    A slave will never be equal to a free born, irrespective of how brilliant or hardworking he’s, once the scramble for survival begins, your surname will put you where you belong.

    Never see your country of origin as your second home, rather see it as your first, even when you haven’t lived there, very important. No matter how great and caring your friends are, your biological family is above them all, because you don’t really need to prove anything to the latter, but they know that you are their own.

    Nobody knows if globalisation gospel will still be relevant in another decade, so if you allow your country to disintegrate, you may no longer have home address.

    We hope that the international students can navigate the complicated policy successfully and finish their studies.

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      1. Adedamola Ojutalayo · Edit

        The best opinion raised by one of my own. Kudos to you. One thing, we need FEAR OF GOD IN OUR NATION, NIGERIA. It is glaring now that religion cannot help us, because we Nigerian believe so much in Religion affiliation and not God. The society is in contrast to what we profess.

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    1. A very reasonable assessment of Nigeria. Unfortunately, Igbos and Yorubas are not considered citizens of nigeria, and until they carve out the regions there will not be a place of prosperity for the tribes. Fulanis have concluded that the land area called Nigeria is their God given property to govern. So, how do you reconcile that. Will you prefer to continue being a slave or a second class citizen in your own country?

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      1. It’s not the fault of the Fulanis, but that of the so-called Ibo and Yoruba rulers who prefer to eat the scrub left by the Fulanis. The Tinubus and the Nwodos!

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      1. One thing I Come to realise is that majority of Africans dont value their countries until they are ‘relocated’ to north America or Europe. When i was in Nigeria, i always wondered why those i thought had ‘escaped ‘ were eager to come and visit? I got my answer through experience. The truth is that you live in a fool paradise as an immigrant in North America in particular. You have to continue to assure yourself that at least it is better than where you camefrom. You have to compromise on everything. You cannot have a position in any negotiation. You have to constantly prove that you are not stupid because the presumption is you are stupid by the way you speak and the way you look. Anytime you are happy, there is someone somewhere that will ‘put you in your place’; that will give a look – the kind of look that makes you cringe- telling you that you don’t belong. So we better join hands in resolving Nigeria’s problems because that is the only home we have. In the US, Trump has unleashed a terror that previous governments after civil rights movement were able to suppress. People express openly what was unimaginable a few years ago. Even if Trump doesn’t win in November,
        it would take years for things to become normal again

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    2. If the country disintegrates, a new county will be born. When one door close, another door will open. There must always be a home address!

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  3. There is a saying that there is no place like home ?. Let’s do all we can to build Nigeria and our continent Africa and fight to be part of the political decision making for a better tomorrow.

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  4. You are absolutely right. There is no place like home. A foriegn land will remain a foriegn even if one tries to adapt to the system. On each step of the way some one is going to remind you you don’t belong here directly or indirectly both in words or actions.

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  5. Adedamola Ojutalayo · Edit

    The best opinion raised by one of my own. Kudos to you. One thing, we need FEAR OF GOD IN OUR NATION, NIGERIA. It is glaring now that religion cannot help us, because we Nigerian believe so much in Religion affiliation and not God. The society is in contrast to what we profess.

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  6. You aren’t showing the entire picture. Yes, Nigeria isn’t in the top ten but she is number 11 implying that Nigeria is the highest ranked African country and only black predominantly country in the ranking. Implying that there’s no distortion in the first place. Regarding Canada, 8 out of 10 prospective students from Nigeria are denied student visas which further shows that no country comes close to the US in terms of preference for aspiring Nigerian students. https://studentimmigration.ca/canada-rejects-most-african-students/

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    1. My understanding is that Nigeria is about 20-25% of black race population. I do not need to compare Nigeria with black world or other African countries. My focus is how it is doing with other countries it is larger which are not in Africa. Nigeria is about 10 times the size of Taiwan, but that country sends more students than NG to US. On visa denials, that is part of the system.

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      1. Your reply is a little too stiff. You should have said ‘i didn’t want to’, not ‘ i didn’t need to ‘. If you want people to follow your write up you have to imbibe accommodating tone

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        1. When I said “I did not need”, I meant it was wasteful comparing Nigeria with any African country. There is no value doing that, and I DID NOT NEED to do that. Using WANT here implies there is value even trying. It has nothing to do with accommodating people. I can analyse Nigeria and other 50+ African countries but you will agree that the outcome is predictable: Nigeria will have more students. But with other nations outside Africa, that is not given by default. My use of NEED is simply saying, there is no need debating a settled fact.

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