Turkish govt offers free education to Nigerian students

NIGERIAN students studying across Turkish private universities, which have been closed down have now been moved by the Turkish Government to public Schools in that country where they will pay very little or no tuition fees.

This followed the recent coup attempt in Turkey that led to the closure of many their private Universities.

The Ambassador of Turkey to Nigeria, Mr. Hakan Cakil, disclosed on Friday, in Abuja, when he paid a courtesy visit on the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu in his office.

He revealed that all students affected by the closure have been moved to public universities nearest to them.

Ambassador Cakil told the Minister that no Nigerian student would be allowed to suffer the closure, adding that any student electing to return to Nigeria would be doing so as a matter of choice.

Responding, Malam Adamu expressed profound gratitude to the Turkish Government for paying special attention to the well being and safety of Nigerian students in Turkey.

The Minister assured envoy that the government of Nigeria would continue to work hard to deepen educational cooperation with Turkey as well as boost the overall bilateral relationship between the two countries.