UK Moves To Ban Nigerian Students From Travelling With Families

Worried by the high influx of migrants, the United Kingdom is set to announce new restrictions that will stop Nigerian students and other nationalities studying in the UK from travelling with their families.

According to a report by The Sun UK, the crack down, which will see all masters students and many other post graduates banned from bringing family over, will be announced this week.

“Rishi Sunak is expected to come out fighting on immigration – pointing out they are figures he inherited as they date back to the year ending December 2022 – two months after he became PM.”

“There has been an explosion in the number of people coming to Britain piggybacking on their relative’s student visa.

“Students brought 135,788 family members to Britain last year – nine times more than in 2019. Last year, 59,053 Nigerian students brought over 60,923 relatives. “We have got to get a grip,” a Tory MP told The Sun on Sunday.

However, the ban will not apply to PhD students, whose courses usually last between 3 and 5 years and are very highly skilled.

According to data obtained from Home Office last year, Nigerians accounted for the highest increase in the number of dependants accompanying persons with study visas for the year ending in June 2022.

“In the year ending June 2022, there were 486,868 Sponsored study visas granted (to both main applicants and their dependants), 71% (202,147) more than 2019,” the report read.

About Don Saint

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