- Dr Olumuyiwa Igbalajobi, a Nigerian academic living in Canada has mobilised money to help students to get international pasport
- calabargistblog.com.ng reached out to Dr Igbalajobi and he said he has been able to raised N1.3 million of the expected sum through donations
- He said the money will help 100 Nigerian students wishing to study abroad to pay for their international passports
A Nigerian academic living Canada has raised N1.3 million so assist Nigerian students wishing to study abroad.
The man named Dr Olumuyiwa Igbalajobi told calabargistblog.com.ng that the money would go into financing students’ international passports.
This is against the background that some students who desire to study abroad find it hard to raise money to pay for their Nigerian passports.
Why we are donating
The international passport is one of the requirements for anyone wishing to travel out of Nigeria.
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Also, it is usually requested by foreing universities as one of the requirments for granting admission to international students from Nigeria.
In a brief chat with calabargistblog.com.ng, Dr Igbalajobi said the money which was raised through kind donors will be used to assist at least 100 students. According to him, the target amount is N3 million.
“The goal is to support 100 candidates from low middle income countries. Looking at International passport for now in Nigeria, we can say 3million target. We have been able to raise 1.1 million as of today.”
This is not the first time Dr Igbalajobi would be doing this sort of works to assist students who wish to relocate and further their education.
He has intervened also in the aspects of English language profeciency tests by writing letters to schools to waive the test for Nigerian students. This has resulted in several waivers by schools in USA and Canada.
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Video of a lady who got N10k from a stranger
In a related story, calabargistblog.com.ng reported that a lady who works at construction sites got the sum of N10k from a stranger.
The lady was surprised when she was approached handed the money by the woman who she has never met before.
The money was to encourage her to continue to work hard.
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