As part of its ongoing efforts to harmonise the country’s exchange rate, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has discontinued providing forex subsidies to Nigerian students studying overseas.
The apex bank made this known in a statement on Wednesday, saying that all segmentation is being eliminated and that all segments would now be collapsed under the Investors and Exporters I&E Windows.
“All segments are now collapsed into the Investors and Exporters (I&E) windows. Applications for medicals, school fees, BTA and PTA, and SMEs will continue to be processed through deposit money banks,” the statement partly read.
These operational changes mean that Nigerians schooling abroad, paying for their school fees via CBN rate FX will now have to pay the floated market rate.