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The UK is preparing to introduce new measures that are likely to discourage family members of Nigerian and non-Nigerian students from studying in the UK.

The Sun UK exclusive reports that the move is expected to be announced later this week.

UK set to ban Nigerian students from relocating with families

Under these new regulations, master’s students and many other postgraduate students will be prohibited from bringing their families to the UK.

However, the ban does not apply to PhD students, according to British media reports. PhD students are usually highly qualified and have completed a three to five year course.

The move comes as net immigration to the UK has surged recently, reaching a staggering 1 million, and Conservative MPs have urged Prime Minister Rishi Suakna to take action to address the rising numbers. This is in response to the urge to take

UK ministers are expected to announce the implementation of stricter immigration guidelines on Tuesday or Wednesday to deal with the rising influx.

“Rishi Sunak will comment on the fight against immigration, noting that these figures are straight forward from the fiscal year ending December 2022, two months after he took office as prime minister,” the Sun said. reported.

“There has been an explosion in the number of relatives coming to the UK on student visas. “Last year students brought 135,788 families to the UK, nine times more than in 2019.”

“Last year, 59,053 Nigerian students brought over 60,923 relatives.”