Most Nigerian Students abroad are returning home due to high
tuition fees charge by foreign institutions.
The National Universities Commission (NUC), Executive
Secretary, 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
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
“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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