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Covid-19: UK Universities Minister Assures Nigerian Students of Uninterrupted Academic Activities

Written by Akeem Alao

The United Kingdom Universities Minister, Michelle Donelan, has assured Nigerian students studying in the UK that the coronavirus pandemic would not disrupt their education.

While disclosing this in a statement on Wednesday June 24, 2020, Donelan stated that the UK was doing everything possible to ensure that academic activities continue despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

“As thousands of students from Nigeria would usually be considering their next steps, a global pandemic has caused huge disruption to our daily lives.

“As the universities minister, I want to make a promise to our students from Nigeria that this will not put a stop to your education. We stand by you and are doing everything we can to support you,” Donelan said.

The minister added that UK universities are making concerted efforts to keep students and staff safe.

“Universities are considering how teaching could meet social distancing guidelines and have already moved learning online.

“So, high-quality teaching and assessment will continue in the interim, no matter whether students are here in the UK or in their home country,” she added.

“I know students who had hoped to start a course in the UK next year will have many questions but ensuring international students can continue to study here is one of my top priorities.

“While it is difficult to know how long the current disruption will last, I want to be clear that the UK is open and will offer a world class education wherever you study and in whatever form that degree takes,” she concluded.

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Akeem Alao

Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.

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