Some stakeholders have said Nigerian youths prefer to study abroad due to the decay in the nation’s education system . They spoke during a programme in Lagos on how Nigerians could study abroad with ease organised by the University of Sunderland ,
United Kingdom . The programme was held simultaneously in Lagos , Benin and Port Harcourt .
A Nigerian lecturer at the University of Sunderland , Larry Jones lamented that incessant strike in the nation ’ s tertiary institution had resulted in students spending up to six years for a course that should run for four years.
“ One of the reasons many youths want to study abroad is the quality they get . University of Sunderland understands the importance of giving the best . Our system back home in those days is measured with that of the UK , what has happened ? Over time, there is decay ; there is a system that is
not working for the young people . Something is wrong with our education system ; we should change the way we do things . The way forward is for those coming to study abroad to go back and change things , ” he said .
Deputy Director , International , University of Sunderland , UK , Ian Moody said the school had been having students from Nigeria for almost a decade now , and the exhibition is to help students gain
admission into the institution which had been in existence for over 100 years.
“ We have really found out that Nigerian students are of high quality and standard . They add more value to the curriculum of the university . We know it has been difficult getting Nigerian students into UK in terms of visas and fees . And what we want to do is
give back to Nigerians and Africans in terms of offering scholarships . ”