The number of Nigerian students in the United
States of America has been revealed.
US Consul-General in Lagos, John Bray said on
Thursday that up to ten thousand Nigerian
students are among over one million international
students admitted into United States universities
Bray made the disclosure at a College and Career
Fair put together by Education, USA and the
Foreign Commercial Service of the US embassy.
According to the envoy, the fair, which attracted
25 American universities to Lagos, was meant to
expose Nigerian students to existing educational
opportunities in the US.
He said, “This year, the number of international
students in the United States climbed to over one
“More than 10,000 of these students are from
Nigeria. That is more than the year before but
there could be more. Let me say that America
remains a leading destination for international
“Nigerians’ interest in studying in the United
States is an indication of the strong ties between
Nigeria and the US.
“The people-to-people exchanges are important
component of strengthening our bilateral
The American universities that were present at the fair include the George Washington University,
Drexel University, University of Wisconsin and
Western Kentucky University.