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Nigerian students applaud Wisconsin University's contribution to education

The public relations officer of the university Victoria Chimbwanda told Pulse News, the award was a great honour and would propel them to do more for the Nigerian community.

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Wisconsin International University College has received two awards from the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) for contributing to the advancement of Nigerian students in the country.

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Situated in north Legon, the university has one of the most diverse campuses in the country attracting students from many countries in the sub region and beyond. At a colourful awards ceremony, the students praised the university for providing a conducive environment for Nigerian students to study, live and assimilate to a new society.

According to Ekanem Blessing; the senate president of NANS (Wisconsin chapter), the award was presented to the school because of “the immense support it gives to the association in terms of advice and also financially. They are the key school from, when they come on board, that have stood tall among others. And this award is an appreciation for the support we have been receiving from them over these years.”

Chief among the support the university gives to its international students is assistance with immigration and related procedures.

“The Nigerian community is very important to us. We have over 800 Nigerian students and they constitute the largest portion of our international students. They are also important to our livelihood as a private university.

Also, they play a significant part of our cultural makeup. Their presence adds to the value we put on culture and diversity; which we promote as an international university. Also, they possess talents, abilities and skills which are important to us and receiving this awards from them is very flattering and encourages us to work harder.”An array of programmes are on offer at Wisconsin International University College including nursing, law, information technology, accounting with the latest addition being Communication Studies.

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