NORMAL, Ala. (WHNT) – A delegation of Nigerian politicians arrived at Alabama A&M University Monday. The group was led by Hon. Kingsley Kuku, special adviser to Nigerian President Jonathan Goodluck. The delegation was tasked with checking the progress of 21 Nigerian students at A&M.
The students arrived on campus in September 2013. They are in Alabama through the US Pathway Program (USPP), which provides educational opportunities in America for high school graduates from other countries. The Nigerian government is paying for their tuition, books, room and board.
During a meeting at the university’s Wellness Center Monday morning, the politicians learned the students are doing well academically. In fact, nearly half are currently on the Dean’s List.
From Alabama A&M, the delegation traveled to Alabama State University in Montgomery, where around 40 Nigerian students are enrolled through USPP.