A member of the United Kingdom Parliament, Carol Monaghan, has kicked against the United Kingdom’s new visa policy preventing Nigerian students and others studying in the UK from bringing their family as dependents, except under specific circumstances.
While speaking at parliament on Wednesday, 24th May, 2023, Monaghan stated that students made valuable contributions to the UK’s economy.
According to her, international students enriched the UK’s society in all sectors, including healthcare.
She said: “International students make an invaluable contribution to the economy.”
In the video that went viral on Thursday, 25, May 2023, the lawmaker added that: “The reality is that many students who come into the UK look beyond their studies and want their families to be part of their experience.
“Withholding overseas students from bringing their families, many will opt to go elsewhere and any drop in international students numbers will cause further harm to universities that are already facing financial difficulties”.
Recently United Kingdom announced new restrictions and policies that will prevent Nigerian students and other nationalities studying in the UK from bringing their families over during their period of study.
Story: Ralia Adama
Media: Sky News/ Twitter