By RYNNAAS AZLAN | Study International
When the sun goes down, most Canadians are already warm in their houses, eating dinner and unwinding from a long day at work. For Nigerian student Uchenna Nicholas Opara, it was time to clock in and start mopping floors at an office complex for 14 Canadian dollars an hour.
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By Pie News
An immigration consultant in South Africa has claimed that students in the country are “increasingly” looking to go to Canada for higher education – with work permits being a key incentive. Studies showed a 70% surge in students heading to Canada to study at various institutions
Nicholas Avramis, who is based in Cape Town, said in a recent interview that studies showed a 70% surge in students heading to Canada to study at various institutions.
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By Bunmi Bailey | Businessday
Nigerian students are heading to Canada in record numbers despite Nigeria’s economic downturn, according to new data from the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
According to the IRCC data, the number of new study permits for Nigeria increased by 30.3 percent to 13,745 from 10,550 in 2020, making it the ninth most popular source country for international students. This is the highest in 22 years.
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BY STUDY INTERNATIONAL STAFF
Nigerian students eager to study in Canada might need a Plan B to fall back on. Quoting a recent study from Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), an academic told online portal THISDAY that a study commissioned by the Department for Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) identified bias and discrimination as the primary reason behind high visa rejection rates among Nigerians and other African nationals: only 12% reportedly managed to get applications approved.
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By People’s Gazette
The University of Ottawa has announced scholarships for African students. The Entrance and Excellence scholarship will provide incoming students with a four-year scholarship to cover the partial cost of their university tuition.
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By LEELIAN KONG | Study International
Canada is the first country, Daniel Ohaegbu, 24, has ever travelled to outside of his home country Nigeria. He calls it home today, but it wasn’t always a walk in the park for Ohaegbu from the moment he stepped off the plane. International students face contemporary racism here, says Ohaegbu. “It comes in the form of assumptions. Assuming you know about an individual’s intellectual capacity or ability to perform.
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By Gobal Upfront Newspaper
Bridget Alichie is currently a PhD student of Criminology and Socio-legal Studies at the University of Alberta. Her research area is gender studies, human rights, social movement and new media studies. She explains how she plowed through multiple processes to obtain the scholarship with which she is funding her education in Canada.
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By ICEF Monitor
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), has announced a new pilot project – Nigeria Student Express (NSE) – that is geared at reducing study permit processing times for Nigerian students who have been accepted to degree programmes in Canada.
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Four Nigerians, Effoduh Okechukwu Jake; Onu Charles; Onifade Temitope; and Taiwo Bello are among 166 recipients of the 2019 Vanier Scholarships for student pursuing doctoral studies in Canada.
The Canadian government announced the award, valued at $50,000 per year, to graduate students who demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement.
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When Rahaf Geisa arrived in Cape Breton in September of 2017, what surprised her most was the people.
Geisa, 19, of Egypt, is in her second year of studies for a bachelor of science (chemistry) degree at Cape Breton University.
“People say Canadians are friendly, but I didn’t expect that friendly,” she says. “A stranger will smile and say, ‘Hi, how’s it going?’ They treat me the same, not like a different person.
“I like that very much.”
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