Turkey Government Pledges Free Tuition for Nigerian Students

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Anu Oyeleye I The Chronicle of Education

Nigerian students studying in Turkey will enjoy little or tuition-‎free studies provided by the Turkish government.

The waiver was granted following the coup attempt in Turkey which led to the closure of many private universities.

In a statement by the Deputy Director, Press, of the Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Bem Goong, the Ambassador of Turkey to Nigeria, His Excellency Mr. Hakan Cakil, disclosed this last Thursday while paying a courtesy visit to the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu in Abuja. He intimated that Nigerian students studying in the closed Turkish private varsities have been moved by the Turkish government to public schools in the country.

According to Ambassador Hakan Cakil, no Nigerian student would be allowed to suffer the closure. He said that any students electing to return to Nigeria will be doing so as a matter of choice.

Responding, Education Minister, Mallam Adamu Adamu, expressed profound gratitude to the Turkish Government for paying special attention to the well-being and safety of Nigerian students in Turkey.

The minister assured Ambassador Hakan that the Government of Nigeria will continue to work hard to deepen educational cooperation with Turkey as well as boost the existing bilateral relationship between the two countries.

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