According to a report, the UK government is considering a new policy to reduce the post-study visa stay for international students. The proposed policy would limit the time students can stay in the UK after graduation to six months, instead of the current two years. This would mean that students would need to find a job with a sponsoring employer during this short period, or leave the country. The policy is being considered a measure to control immigration and reduce the number of international students in the UK. However, the report notes that this policy would negatively impact the UK’s education sector, which is heavily dependent on revenue from international students.

The report also highlighted that in 2022, Nigeria had the highest increase in the number of dependants accompanying persons with study visas, as well as the largest relative increase in sponsored study grants compared to 2019. Additionally, Nigeria recorded the second-highest figure on the list of nationalities who received approval for work visas in the latest year. This report reflects the UK government’s ongoing efforts to restrict migration to the country, including measures to stop illegal crossings of the English Channel.

Source: Vanguard News

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