‘Incessant strike forcing many students to seek better education abroad’
The Chief Executive Officer of Feats Education and Global Investment, Dr Olayinka Ola, yesterday, said that many Nigerian students have relocated abroad in their bid to acquire better education, due to incessant strike actions.
Ola, who stated this during an award presentation by the Nigeria Youth Advocacy for Good Governance Initiative, in Ibadan, described the incessant strikes by academics in Nigeria as injurious to the educational sector.
“The educational experience abroad is totally incomparable with what is being obtained in Nigeria; the mentorship, facilities and a host of other incentives.”
He explained that Nigerian universities are grossly underfunded, saying the education system needs overhaul, as many have left and more are planning to leave for better education and opportunities.
“We know Nigerians are talented people, but if Nigerians, most especially the youths, are given the right opportunity and environment to exhibit the skills, it will improve the standard of the education sector and Nigeria’s development.”