According to The Cable, the students will soon be deported because the Rivers state government has failed to fund their scholarships.
Osho Samuel, a graduate of mechanical engineering in the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, who confirmed the unfortunate turn of events, said: “This is a national disgrace, considering the fact that these students are here to learn, they’ve lost all hope and I believe strongly that the government can respond and pay their bills,” he said.
“This is a critical situation for the students, they are actually preparing for their exams, they should be writing their exams in the next two weeks.
“And all what they get to think about is the fact that they’ve not been able to pay their fees, the fact that they are on the brink of being deported from Canada not for committing any crime but just coming to study.”
Sameul also informed that about 50 of the students involved are schooling in Manitoba, while the rest are spread across the country.
The Rivers government is reportedly owing about N500 million ($2.5 million) to universities in Canada, with the University of Manitoba, the University of Regina and Simon Fraser University being owed the most.
This move by the Canadian government is sure to irk Nigerians who were already disapproving of the decision of the UK government to deport the Nigerians to the country last week.