British Columbia, a Canadian province, has banned Nigerian and international students from attending academic institutions for the next two years.
This decision is consistent with the Canadian government’s overall goal to impose a national cap to limit the entry of overseas students.
Federal Immigration Minister Marc Miller recently informed the decision, highlighting the goal of reducing the number of new student visas issued by 35 percent for the current fiscal year.
The move is part of an effort to combat “exploitative practices” in the educational system.
The Premier of British Columbia, David Eby, emphasized the necessity of addressing challenges within the international education system, recognizing its critical position in the province’s social and economic frameworks.
He stated, “There are many private institutions in our province, both large and little, but regardless of size, our expectations for quality are the same.
“There are institutions that are not meeting our expectations right now.”