The Australian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Lehmann, on Tuesday, expressed the readiness of various Australian universities and colleges to admit more young Nigerians into their institutions.
Lehmann said that Nigerians were doing ‘excellently well’ in their fields of studies in different Australian colleges and universities.
The high commissioner said that his government and the authorities of the colleges and universities were particularly impressed with the performances of Nigerians in their institutions of higher education.
“We have a number of universities and colleges in Australia that are today among the top 50 universities and colleges in the world.
“And over the last three years, we have seen remarkable growth in the number of Nigerian students currently studying in our different universities and colleges.
“Let me say that Nigerian students in different universities and colleges in Australia are doing exceptionally well in their chosen courses. And we are so happy to announce this,’’ he said.
According to him, there is currently a growing interest of younger Nigerians wanting to study in Australia.
Lehmann said that the growing interest of more Nigerians in Australian universities and colleges was not unconnected with the institutions’ teaching system, high-level research and learning facilities.
The Australian Representative in Nigeria said that his High Commission had recently brought a delegation of 18 Australian colleges and universities to an Education Fair at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos.
“We just organised an Education Fair in Lagos. The Fair was designed to showcase the opportunities in Australian universities and colleges to prospective Nigerian students.
“This Education Fair has afforded more young Nigerians the opportunity to interact directly with representatives of Australian universities and colleges.
“For us, the fair was a confidence building measure where more Nigerians could interact with our institutions, and make their informed choices,’’ he added.