Nigerian students returning from foreign varsities –Okojie
The Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Julius Okojie, has said that most Nigerian students abroad were returning to universities in the country as a result of high tuition fees charged by foreign institutions.
Okojie, who spoke with newsmen in Abuja yesterday, said the return of students to the country was also connected to the improvement of the quality of university education in Nigeria.
“Many Nigerian students are coming back home, not only because of issue of high school fees but because there is improvement in programmes in Nigerian universities. They are coming from Ghana and all over the world. The rate of Nigerian lecturers going abroad has also reduced and we will continue to improve our university system,” he said.
On the rejection of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) law graduates by the Nigerian Law School, Okojie blamed the problem on the mistaken belief that programmes of NOUN were part-time, saying, the commission was working very hard to resolve the problem.
Okojie who will retire from the NUC next month, advised his successor to build on the existing structures to further transform the Nigerian university system.