The Nigerian Turkish Nile University (NTNU) says it is ready to offer admission with 50 per cent discount tuition fees to any Nigerian student affected by the crisis in Turkey.
The Director of Nigerian Turkish International Colleges, NTIC Foundation, Behlul Fatih-Basaran, said this when a delegation from the university visited Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs.
Fatih-Basaran, who said that the NTIC was ready to help any student who was ready to study at the university, noted that NTNU had already absorbed 29 students that returned from Turkey.
Some Nigerian students at various universities in Turkey suffered persecutions ranging from arrest to deportation over alleged link with the country’s failed coup.
The Director explained that out of 54 students on different foundations scholarship in Turkey, 29 had returned to the country and were absorbed by NTNU on full scholarship.
He stressed that the remaining 25 would also enjoy scholarship with a monthly token.
Fatih-Basaran was accompanied by NTNU’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Huseyin Sert, and Dr. Yaqub Alhassan, a parent to one of the Nigerian students in Turkey.
Dabiri-Erewa in her remarks commended the Foundation for the gesture and pledged to monitor the offer in conjunction with the Ministry of Education.
The Senior Special Adviser said that the present administration had good policies for Nigerians both in the Diaspora and at home, especially on education.
She, therefore, appealed to parents to be wary of sending their children to volatile countries to study.