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Report: Nigerian Students in the UK Accompanied by Over 66,000 Dependents in a Year

The Home Office in the UK has released data showing a significant increase in dependent visas issued to families of Nigerian students who obtained study visas from March 2022 to March 2023.

The number of dependents rose by 146.1% to 66,796, compared to the previous year.

This increase comes despite pledges from the Conservative government to reduce immigration post-Brexit.

Nigeria had the highest number of dependents of sponsored study visa holders.