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Expert decries low quality education in Nigeria


EDUCATION-textThe inability of graduates to gain employment after leaving school has been blamed on the poor quality of Nigerian tertiary education system, which mostly churns out half-baked school leavers.

This is the view of the Chief Executive Officer of Next Generation Global Associates Limited, Mr. Basil Michael Ilouno. He noted that the standard of education in the country is falling daily with government paying little attention to tertiary education, adding that a four-year course could take close to five or more years due to incessant strikes.

He also decried the low value many indigenous companies attach to Nigerian university certificates. Ilouno, however, stated the need for parents to give their wards the best education obtainable overseas, saying they would be better exposed and could even work and study at the same time.

Ilouno said overseas study could make one an international figure with high level of exposure which could positively affect the community, state and nation at large. Among such gains, according to him, is that with the high level of technology overseas, the student is at advantage to acquire and develop skills that will make him more productive.

“Studying abroad as a student provides the learner the opportunity to travel round the world and further shape his future,” he said.

Among other gains Ilouno listed include opportunity for the student to study and work at the same time to enhance his employment opportunities and for him to gain professional membership and global certification.

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