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Over 4000 Nigerians Currently Studying in Germany - Envoy

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The German Ambassador to Nigeria, Mrs Annett Gunther, says there are no less than 4,000 Nigerians schooling and working in Germany.

On Sunday, Gunther stated that the German Academic Exchange Service awards at least 1,000 scholarships annually.

According to her, the German government is trying to make it easier for prospective Nigerian students to get visas to Germany.

“At the moment, we have approximately 4,000 Nigerian students in Germany, coming and going in and out of the country and, also engaging in other things,” She said.

“We want them to come. So there is also something to do on our side to improve our capacities on visa issuance.”

The ambassador said that there is a strong desire among students to study in Germany, mostly due to the caliber and reputation of German universities around the world.

Gunther stated that numerous initiatives, the most well-known of which is the Deutsche Institute, are in place to promote the German language and culture in Nigeria.

She clarified that the institute's primary focus was on language instruction and the associated language examinations.


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