The Turkish government has announced that tuition fees for Nigerian students whose education was affected by the recent failed coup have been cancelled.
The Deputy Director, Press, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Ben Bem Gong, made the disclosure via a statement the Ambassador of Turkey to Nigeria, Mr Hakan Cakil, revealed during a meeting with the Minister of Education, Malam AdamuAdamu in Abuja, yesterday, August 19, 2016.
The statement revealed that students whose private universities were closed due to the incident would be transferred to public universities closest to them, to study for free or pay token sums as tuition fees.
Ambassador Cakil went on to assure the minister that no Nigerian student would be allowed to suffer as a result of the schools’ closure.
He added that any student who returned to Nigeria would be doing that as a choice and not out of necessity.
In response, Minister AdamuAdamu expressed gratitude to the Turkish Government for paying special attention to the welfare and security of the Nigerian students studying there.
He added that Nigeria will continually work hard at deepening educational cooperation between both countries as well as boosting their overall relationship.