Emigration: Nigerian college students accumulate diplomas to remain in Europe

  • Nduka Orjinmo
  • BBC News, Abuja

photo credit, Modupe Osunkoya

After more than 200 unsuccessful applications on LinkedIn alone, Nigerian student Modupe Osunkoya knew she was running out of time to extend her stay in Belgium.

With three months to go before her student visa, she needed to find a job or leave the country.

But there was another option – enrolling in another cycle, which would take her to third grade since leaving Nigeria in 2017.

“I never saw myself doing a PhD, but if I go home now, there’s no work waiting for me,” the 28-year-old told the BBC.

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