Tuesday 16 August 2022 01:43 AM Head of Ucas want to see more students from Nigeria, Ghana and Vietnam in UK ... trends now
More students should be recruited to universities from Nigeria, Ghana and Vietnam, the head of Ucas has said amid a row over international admissions.
Clare Marchant said she is working with vice-chancellors to 'encourage take-up' in those countries over the next five years.
Her comments come amid claims that some universities are trying to make extra money by recruiting lucrative international students in place of those from the UK.
While fees for home students are capped at £9,250, international ones now pay almost three times this – an average of £24,000.
Clare Marchant (pictured) said she is working with vice-chancellors to 'encourage take-up' in Nigeria, Ghana and Vietnam over the next five years
At the weekend, it was revealed numbers of international students have soared at elite universities, while the proportion of UK students being rejected has also risen.
Yesterday, Mrs Marchant said overall applications from