Cornell University, New York, USA, has waived IELTS and TOEFL for Nigerians seeking master admission into the school.
The university has now updated its English language requirement list for graduate students and included Nigeria as an English-speaking country.
In a statement by Dr Olumuyiwa Igbalajobi, made available to newsmen, he described the development as another victory for Nigerians seeking foreign education.
Nigeria is listed by the World Factbook as an English-speaking country and Cornell referenced the website in its own website.
Before now, the school insisted Nigerian students must also present an English test before admission into its graduate school.
Meanwhile, in a related development, Dr Olumuyiwa got Athabasca University, Canada, to grant English test waiver to Nigerian students. T
he waiver came after a protest letter Dr Igbalajobi sent to the school. Nigerians across social media platforms hailed the academic for his efforts.