An umbrella organisation of Nigerian students studying in Europe and Turkey, the Association of Nigerians Students in Europe, Wednesday, said over three million Nigerians are currently studying in higher institutions in different countries across Europe.
The organisation also said that Nigeria had one of the highest numbers of international students studying in Europe.
The President of ANSE, Bashiru Muhammad, said these during a press briefing in Abuja on Wednesday while giving its plan to offer scholarships to about 111 Nigerian students.
The development may not be unconnected with the incessant
closure of public universities in Nigeria due to strike actions by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
Muhammad said the scholarship would cover three persons in each state of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory for students to study in Turkey.
He said, “After due consultation, I would like to announce that ANSE under my leadership, will begin by offering three scholarships each to the 36 states of Nigeria including the FCT for students to study in Turkey.