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Nigerian Students Contributed $514m To U.S. Economy In 2018 by sainam: 8:16am On Nov 21, 2019
At least 13,423 Nigerian students currently studying in the U.S. contributed 514 million dollars to the U.S. economy in 2018, according to official data.

The data is contained in the 2019 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange released by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The report indicates that Nigeria is the 11th leading place of origin for foreign students in the U.S. as of the 2018/2019 session.

It accounts for 1.2 per cent of the total number of 1,095,299 international students in the country.

A breakdown of the figure shows that 5,689 of the Nigerian students are at the undergraduate level, 5,274 at the graduate level, 367 at the non-degree students, and 2,093 on Optional Practical Training (OPT).

According to Wikipedia, OPT is a period during which undergraduate and graduate students work for one year on a student visa toward acquiring practical training to complement their education.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria is the only African country in the top 20 places of origin for international students in the U.S.

China holds the top position with 369,548 students, followed by India with 202,014, South Korea (52,250), Saudi Arabia (37,080), and Canada rounding out the top five with 26,122 students.

According to the report, international students account for 5.5 per cent of the total U.S. higher education population.

Citing data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the report said that foreign students contributed 44.7 billion dollars to the U.S. economy in 2018, an increase of 5.5 per cent from the previous year.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) are the top choices of international students with 52 per cent of the total studying in those fields, according to the report.

The report shows that out of 341,751 U.S. citizens studying abroad in 2017/18, Nigeria hosted 34 making it the 130th destination for American students.

The UK, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Ireland, China, Australia, Costa Rica, and Japan were the top 10 study destinations for American citizens, hosting an average of 18,000 students each.

South Africa occupies the 11th position on the table as host to 6,001 American students in 2017/18.

“We are happy to see the continued growth in the number of international students in the United States and U.S. students studying abroad,” said Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Speaking at the launch of the report in Washington, Royce said that promoting the mobility of international students remained a top priority for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

“We want even more students in the future to see the U.S. as the best destination to earn their degrees.

“International exchange makes our colleges and universities more dynamic for all students.

“Education at a U.S. institution can have a transformative effect for international students, just like study abroad experiences can for U.S. students,” she said.

https://www.pulse.ng/news/local/nigerian-students-contributed-dollar514m-to-us-economy-in-2018-report/c7b3dz7.amp

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Re: Nigerian Students Contributed $514m To U.S. Economy In 2018 by DonFreshmoney(m): 8:18am On Nov 21, 2019
This is more than Nigeria education budget for 3 years combined....

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Re: Nigerian Students Contributed $514m To U.S. Economy In 2018 by zakim(m): 8:18am On Nov 21, 2019
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Re: Nigerian Students Contributed $514m To U.S. Economy In 2018 by Edygrin(m): 8:37am On Nov 21, 2019
The sad thing is that's not even up to half of what our politicians spend especially the president for medical tourism abroad.

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Re: Nigerian Students Contributed $514m To U.S. Economy In 2018 by Abboki: 8:37am On Nov 21, 2019
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Re: Nigerian Students Contributed $514m To U.S. Economy In 2018 by sotall(m): 8:37am On Nov 21, 2019
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That amount is small compared to the fraudulent US Visa fees extorted from Nigerians daily without giving them visa.

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Re: Nigerian Students Contributed $514m To U.S. Economy In 2018 by Zooposki: 8:38am On Nov 21, 2019
Nigerian Authorities should remove JAMB or make it more like SAT, build more private/public universities, and make the admission process easier so that such a huge amount of money should remain in Nigeria.

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Re: Nigerian Students Contributed $514m To U.S. Economy In 2018 by Offpoint: 8:38am On Nov 21, 2019
thanks to Nigerian government..this year will be higher

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Re: Nigerian Students Contributed $514m To U.S. Economy In 2018 by realstars: 8:38am On Nov 21, 2019
From the figure above, Nigeria is the only African country with the wide spread of student in the white country.

Now back home, calculate the total number of prominent politicians, then calculate the number of their children each, then you will know why our home base educational institutions are not working.

No Wander politicians are using home school guys, as their foot men during election period.
This is the way we see it since 1960.
So those that has gone to learn should comeback and stabilise the home system of education

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Re: Nigerian Students Contributed $514m To U.S. Economy In 2018 by Xmen149(m): 8:39am On Nov 21, 2019
and how much did Nigerian President contribute to US and UK economy this year alone

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Re: Nigerian Students Contributed $514m To U.S. Economy In 2018 by Abboki: 8:39am On Nov 21, 2019
Re: Nigerian Students Contributed $514m To U.S. Economy In 2018 by princejayy(m): 8:39am On Nov 21, 2019
I go soon join

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Re: Nigerian Students Contributed $514m To U.S. Economy In 2018 by Ihutomi: 8:39am On Nov 21, 2019
And those useless politician are here increasing vats and tax,minimum wage till nw na audio.God dey

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Re: Nigerian Students Contributed $514m To U.S. Economy In 2018 by ALAGOGO007(m): 8:39am On Nov 21, 2019
And their big brothers brought $1billion back home. Yahoo Yahoo is bae

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Re: Nigerian Students Contributed $514m To U.S. Economy In 2018 by Jobio1(f): 8:39am On Nov 21, 2019
Ok
Re: Nigerian Students Contributed $514m To U.S. Economy In 2018 by Zooposki: 8:39am On Nov 21, 2019
Edygrin:
The sad thing is that's not even up to half of what our politicians spend especially the president for medical tourism abroad.

Exactly. Nigerians should strengthen her institutions to stop all the capital flight.
Re: Nigerian Students Contributed $514m To U.S. Economy In 2018 by AmuRubber(m): 8:41am On Nov 21, 2019
That's what happens when we fail to improve our own educational system. We still have a long way to go in nation building.
Re: Nigerian Students Contributed $514m To U.S. Economy In 2018 by oluxy(m): 8:41am On Nov 21, 2019
Ok
Re: Nigerian Students Contributed $514m To U.S. Economy In 2018 by naijadrivablog: 8:41am On Nov 21, 2019
And the colonialism continues because former colonies can't govern themselves.

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Re: Nigerian Students Contributed $514m To U.S. Economy In 2018 by uuzba(m): 8:41am On Nov 21, 2019
Student ke?
Students only consume.
It's their parents that contributed.
Parents of Nigerian students in US, contributed to US economy.
Re: Nigerian Students Contributed $514m To U.S. Economy In 2018 by osaggy(m): 8:42am On Nov 21, 2019
Zooposki:
Nigerian Authorities should remove Jamb and build more private universities, so all the monies wasted in foreign countries should be invested in Nigeria.

Wrong mentality and approach. How many average Nigerians can afford money for private schools. All the money that have been invested in Nigeria...where has it ended?

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Re: Nigerian Students Contributed $514m To U.S. Economy In 2018 by Nobody: 8:44am On Nov 21, 2019
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Re: Nigerian Students Contributed $514m To U.S. Economy In 2018 by NonFarmPayrol: 8:45am On Nov 21, 2019
Zooposki:
Nigerian Authorities should remove Jamb and build more private/public universities, so all the monies wasted in foreign countries should be invested in Nigeria.

Why blow millions locally and look for non existent work

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Re: Nigerian Students Contributed $514m To U.S. Economy In 2018 by ednut1(m): 8:45am On Nov 21, 2019
After which many of them will start looking for akata or white to marry wink

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Re: Nigerian Students Contributed $514m To U.S. Economy In 2018 by obembet(f): 8:46am On Nov 21, 2019
Buhari spend N3.3bn on foreign trips
Re: Nigerian Students Contributed $514m To U.S. Economy In 2018 by omoadeleye(m): 8:47am On Nov 21, 2019
How much did Yahoo students removed from there in 2018?

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