100 Nigerians to Study at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore, a historically black educational institution in Princess Anne, has reached an agreement with government officials in the oil-rich Delta State of Nigeria. Under the agreement 100 undergraduate and graduate students from Nigeria will travel to Maryland to study engineering, agriculture, the hard sciences, and health-related fields.

Thelma B. Thompson, president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, stated, “The oil-producing Delta State of Nigeria is to be commended for investing its petro-dollars in the education of its young.”

The agreement will remain in effect for four years. All Nigerian students participating in the program have to agree to return to their native land after completing their studies.