The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
in Nigeria on Thursday announced that its government had commenced
educational exchange programmes with Nigeria, with the selection of 12
The Embassy’s Charge d’ Affaires, Mr Michel Deleen said, in Lagos, that the first set of Nigerian students had been selected for the exchange programme.
Deleen said that the first set of the 12 benefiting Nigerian
undergraduates, studying Business Administration and Communication,
were carefully selected from different universities across the six
“For the first time, Netherlands is to commence educational exchanges
with Nigeria. And we are very eager to see what we would make of it.
“There would be an exchange of 12 carefully selected Nigerian
students with other 12 students from the Netherlands.
“What this means is that the Nigerian students would be going to
Netherlands, while the Netherlands students would be coming to
“We really want to start with this, see the result before increasing
the number of beneficiaries, as well as well extending the programme
to more Nigerian educational institutions,’’ he said.
Deleen said that the Delft University of Technology, in the Netherlands, led
a team to Yaba, Lagos State, for the selection of the Nigerian students for the exchange programme.
He said that the exchange programme was meant to help Nigerian
students improve their understanding of business, how to draw business
plans and enhance their understanding of both countries.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands consists of four autonomous countries: the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao and St Maarten, whereas Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba are part of the constituent country of the Netherlands.
Its capital and largest city is Amsterdam, with a population of 1.1 million. (NAN)