As the UK Home Secretary tries to propose a ban on students coming to the UK due to high number of foreign students and their families, a Nigerian student leader shared on the global radio LBC his view and solution.
The United Kingdom government ia pushing to announce the immigration clampdown which will see all masters students and many other post graduates banned from bringing family over during their courses.
Yomi Soile, the founder of Nigerians Student organisation was interviewed by journalist and broadcaster, Andrew Marr on his show on LBC radio.
They discussed the new controversial immigration policy being proposed by the UK government, that will see all foreign Masters students and many other postgraduates banned from bringing family over.
As the founder of Nigerian Students Union UK, he was able to make some cases for current and prospective Nigerian students, arguing that the proposed policy is unethical and irrational.
International students definitely need the moral support of their families, studying at a Master’s level or higher in the UK can be very challenging and having one’s family around certainly helps. He pointed out that Nigerians are family oriented and love education.
Another important point he raised was that, Nigerian Students pay a lot of money to study in the UK thereby contributing significantly to the UK’s economy, and introducing this law will make Nigerian students shun the UK and look elsewhere.
As the conversation continued, Mr. Soile also mentioned that the government should focus more on the alarming rate of daily illegal migration through the channel rather than focusing on Legal migration by International students.
One can definitely said, the student’s group Founder presented a solid perspective on the subject and finally, pointed out that if the issue is that some people are abusing the dependant visa policy by bringing 4, 5 or more dependants while coming to study in the UK, then cases as such should be dealt with, on a case by case basis, rather than the government using a blanket rule for all international students.
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