UAlberta no longer requires Nigerian students to present proof of English proficiency

The University of Alberta will reportedly no longer require students from Nigeria to present proof of an English proficiency test. The Premium Times reports that the change came about after Olumuyiwa Igbalajobi, a Nigerian postdoctoral research fellow in Canada, called attention to the fact that students in all levels of Nigerian education study in English. Igbalajobi requested that UAlberta consider exempting all students from Nigeria from the English Language Requirement, instead of only students from selective Nigerian universities. UAlberta reportedly responded by noting that Igbalajobi’s request “surfaced an important issue of discrepancies between ELP exempted countries as listed across Canadian post-secondary institutions” and said that the university would both add Nigeria to its list of exempt countries and work with other U15 institutions to make the list consistent. Premium Times| Legit Nigeria Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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