‘Cool’: How 9 Nigerians wowed Canadian university

Last Saturday, an entire class of Master Law students composed of all Nigerians graduated from the prestigious University of Calgary Law School, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

According to Lan Holloway, dean of University of Calgary Law School, this is cool and highly commendable.

“We have all nine students graduating with their Master of Law degrees today. All are Nigerians!.”

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The names of the graduating students are Oluchi Jennifer, Ola Eke-Okoro, Maryam Lawal, Toritsemofe Mene and Emmanuelle Odum.

The rest of the four are Ifedayo Issac, Ifeoluwa Tolulope, Olatian Adeniyi and Olashegun Olayinka.

Over the past few years, Canada has been one of the top study destinations for Nigerians.

Data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada shows that the number of Nigerian students studying in Canada, a developed economy, has hit a record 13, 745 as of December 31, 2021,

Also, the number of study permits for Nigeria increased by 30.3 percent to 13,745 from 10,550 in 2020, making it the ninth most popular source country for international students.

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