500 Nigerian youth study in Germany yearly – Envoy

The German Ambassador to Nigeria, Michael Zenner, on Tuesday said that about 500 Nigerian youth were given the opportunity, annually, to study in German universities by his country’s government.

Mr. Zenner said this in Lagos and added that the beneficiaries were offered admissions to study in the different universities on scholarships and through self-sponsorship.

“Under the Germany Educational Exchange Services, 500 young Nigerians study every year in our different universities.

“These Nigerians go to Germany partly on scholarships or through self-sponsorship.

“And from experience so far, I am impressed with the number of Nigerians who did their research work in German educational institutions,’’ he said.

The envoy said that his government also gave such Nigerians the option of whether to come back after their studies or work in Germany.

Mr. Zenner said that for any Nigerian to benefit from the exchange programme, he or she should first learn to read in and speak German language.

The ambassador disclosed that the German government’s plan was to create the right learning environment for Nigerians in its institutions.

Mr. Zenner also said that plans were underway by the government to partner some Nigerian universities in the learning of German language.

“Nigeria really matters to the German government and we want more Nigerians to come and study in Germany.

“I therefore, think that it is important for us to foster the integration of the study of German language here in Nigeria,’’ he said.



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  • javscong javscong

    I also pitch my tent with you for a different reason. The “patriotism” is actually in Ben’s DNA. Anyone who knew the father will attest to the fact that he was a very humble and deeply patriotic man. In his last days, despite his wealth and the promptings of all his children, papa refused to be taken abroad for treatment. He opted to be treated by his doctor of many years. I remember visiting him in hospital, virtually next door to his house. When I asked him, papa, don’t you think it will be better if you went abroad? His response was stunning: ” are those doctors better than Denloye?” Ben is just following in the father’s footsteps and there is more to come from him.

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    The writer of this janjaweed article, is simply scared that another Ijaw man–in the person of Ben Bruce is taking the Shine off his fake Yoruba cum Fulani supporters–in abuja——tribalism again abi?——-Ben sees himself as a patriotic Nigerian period–The same goes for his brother Mike——Regardless of their colors–Ben is an Ijaw man- He does not belong to the (I have beentos) class of humans from the old regions of Nigeria- Who have been doing all in ther power, to decieve 9jas–via the propaganda machinery of the Apes in APC-The fake 9jas from CHAD ati TOGO are all very sad that the Apes in Apc, have not been able to produce one tenth of the ideas that Gentleman Jonathan-relied on to rule Nigeria for 5 years-GEJ is still the light of the modern Nigerian Nation-While Buhari goes about fumbling all over the place-like a cow in a China shop–chasing the same falied ideas that made it impossible for Nigeria to develop-within the last 55 years—The father of Ben Bruce, an Ijaw man use to be the owner of Domino Stores–He was never into government contracts–A self made man—But as far as the likes of the writer are concerned, nothing good can come out of the Ijaw Nation—Ben is busy buying made in aba— Ibo people vehicles, while the Yorubas are burying themselves into the dreams of riding in Japanese toyota cars–as their Masters the Fulanis flex their muscles under the logos of made in Japan Honda cars———an Ijaw man makes do with made in the South East of Nigeria products—Yet the hypocrites will not allow the Ijaw Nation be—-That is why they want to use the same fake ideas that the Apes in APC used in demonizing –Jonathan for the CIA–who mistakenly imposed Buhari on us-through the Fulanis from Niger Republic–now resident in Sokoto———–Yesterday the same regionalist laughed at Jonathan when he said he had no shoes to go to school–with as an Ijaw man from an oil producing enclaves of the Niger Delta–now that they have one that went to school with shoes—-them ask how come-Ben Bruce who often adorns his head with resource control hats–can be this smart?–animals

    • ThankGod Nigeria

      Perhaps if you write with love it will be better

  • Femi Odere

    The guy is simply a charmer. His political strategy for leadership is to position himself as the next best politician to emerge from the deep south. He’s another one of those diabolically adept Nigerian politicians who knows too well that the mostly gullible Nigerians will hail him if he rails against the status quo even when everything about him, including his DNA is unapologetically in support of the same status quo. He knows that Nigerians do not deeply reflect on those that presents themselves as leaders by digging into their “foreground” not to talk about their background. I don’t think you need to waste any more of your time writing another piece on this guy Mr Fagbenle.