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The United Kingdom is set to announce new restrictions that are likely to prevent Nigerian students and students of other nationalities studying in the UK from bringing their families over.

This crackdown is expected to be announced this week and will specifically target master’s students and many other postgraduates.

However, the ban will not apply to PhD students, who typically pursue courses lasting between 3 and 5 years and possess high levels of skill, according to UK media reports.

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These developments come in light of recent news that net migration into the UK has exceeded one million, prompting Tory MPs to call on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to take control of the rapidly increasing numbers.

To address the surge in immigration, UK ministers are expected to introduce an immigration crackdown, likely to be unveiled on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

According to a Tory MP, Rishi Sunak is expected to take a strong stance on immigration, emphasizing that the figures he inherited only account for the period ending December 2022, which is two months after he assumed office as Prime Minister.

“There has been a rise in the number of individuals coming to Britain as dependents of someone holding a student visa.”

“Last year alone, students brought 135,788 family members to Britain, a nine-fold increase compared to 2019.”

“Among these figures, 59,053 Nigerian students were accompanied by over 60,923 family members. We must regain control,” stated a Tory MP.

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