Nige­rian stu­dents re­turn­ing from for­eign var­si­ties –Oko­jie

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Chidimma C. Okeke

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.

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