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Nigerian students rank third in Canadian study permit recipients for 2023, surpassing Philippines and Nepal
In 2023, Nigerian students emerged as the third-highest recipients of Canadian study permits, behind India and China. This marked a jump from their fifth position in 2022, when 16,105 study permits were issued to its citizens. India maintained its position as the top source country, followed by China. The Philippines, Nepal, and France retained their places in the top ten.

Canada issued a record number of study permits to Nigerians: 37,630 in 2023
Compared to 2022, there was a remarkable surge of 133.7% in the issuance of Canadian study permits to Nigerians in 2023. After experiencing a decline in 2020 (-22%), the number of Nigerian study permit recipients rebounded strongly. Globally, the issuance of Canadian study permits witnessed an increase of 24.6%, climbing from 548,610 in 2022 to 683,585 in 2023.

Top African countries by number of citizens studying in the US in 2020
As of 2020, more Nigerians were studying in the US than Ghanaians, Kenyans, Ethiopians, and South Africans combined. Here are the number of international students from Africa who were studying in the US in 2020.

Top African countries by citizens issued Canadian Study Permits in H1 2021
More Nigerians have been issued Canadian Study Permits than any other African citizen in the first half of 2021. Here are the top 10 African countries by citizens issued Canadian Study Permits in H1 2021.

Number of people from sub-Saharan Africa, West Africa, and Nigeria who studied in the US between 2001 and 2020
The number of people from sub-Saharan Africa studying in the US was highest in 2020 — 41,697. Here is the trend of sub-Saharan African, West African, and Nigerian students in the US from 2001 to 2020.

Number of Nigerians issued Canadian Study Permits from 2015 to H1 2021
3,930 Nigerians have been issued Canadian Study Permits in H1 2021, 67% of the total figures for 2020. Between 2015 and 2020, more Nigerians were issued this Permit in 2019. Here is a representation of the number of Nigerians issued the Canadian Study Permit from 2015 to H1 2021.

Academic Staff Union of Universities' strikes by duration since 2010
ASUU strikes have lasted a total of 742 days since 2010. The longest to date was the almost nine-month-long strike of 2020. With another academic strike looming, we give you the trend of all ASUU strikes by duration since 2010.

Nigerian students of the Bini/Edo ethnic group had the highest tertiary institution completion rate as of 2013
Nigerian students of Bini/Edo ethnicity had the highest tertiary institution completion rate as of 2013. Igbo, Ebira/Igbira, Ibibio, and Yoruba were notable ethnic groups in the top five. Which ethnic group do you think currently leads Nigeria's tertiary institution completion?
As of 2013, for a programme lasting at least four years, 21% of students from the Bini/Edo aged 25 to 29 completed their studies; for students between 30 and 34, it was 17%.
However, for those between 25 and 29 in a programme lasting at least two years, the Ebira/Igbira led with 41%, followed by Bini/Edo with 35%.

Adult literacy rates of African countries
This table shows how adult literacy rates varied among African countries between 2018 and 2021. Seychelles and South africa were first and second respectively, with 96% and 95% of their adult population able to read and write. As of 2021, Chad had the lowest literacy rate.

Nigerians made up 6.5% of international students in the United Kingdom as of 2022
In the 2021/2022 academic year, 2.86 million students studied in UK's higher education institutions, with 680k (23.8%) being international students. Nigerians accounted for 44k (6.5%) of overseas students in the UK, trailing China's 151k (22.3%) and India's 126k (18.6%).

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