Recall that the UK government on Tuesday, May 23, announced that Nigerians and other international students will no longer be allowed to come with family members/dependents while on a Masters’s degree program.

Under the new rule, which will take effect in January 2024, the UK will also remove the permission for international students to switch out of the student route and into work routes before their studies have been completed to prevent misuse of the visa system.

Emdee Tiamiyu who spoke to the BBC backed the ban while claiming that most Nigerians migrating to the UK use schooling as a ploy to gain entry into the country.

He said;

“So the student thing is not real. It is not like they need the degrees.

“They need the degree as an access road to come into the country, so a lot of these people their priorities shifted real fast.”