Two Nigerian university students who spent more than a year in hiding before voluntarily leaving the country have returned to Regina.

Victoria Ordu and Favour Amadi have been approved for student visas and will be resuming their studies at the University of Regina this summer.

The girls were told to leave Canada after getting part time jobs at Wal-Mart, which was in violation of their student visas. They quit their jobs when they realized they had made a mistake, but the Department of Citizenship and Immigration still said they had to leave.

Ordu and Amadi took sanctuary in a Regina church, but chose to voluntarily leave the country last October.

They are expected to be back in the classroom come July.