EU Prioritises Student Visas Despite CoronaVirus – Envoys.

The European Delegation and the EU member states in Nigeria, Today, have said they were still issuing certain categories of visas despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement on Tuesday by the EU titled, ‘Travel visas to Europe,’ said priority was being given to students looking forward to study in Europe.

It noted that thousands of visas had been issued this year 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additionally, The statement announced that the EU member countries were also assisting 93 students selected for the Erasmus+scholarships.

It stated, “In 2020, more Nigerian students were selected for the prestigious Erasmus programme than ever before, showing that the EU would not be deterred by the COVID-19 crisis in giving priority to the support of Nigerian youth.”

The EU Ambassador, Mr Ketil Karlsen, complimented the issuance of visas by the EU member states.

He said “This underlines the essential relations between the EU and Nigeria. Creating new opportunities for the youth and making sure that Nigerian students can study in Europe is a vital part of our partnership.”




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