Over 150,000 Nigerian students in Ghanaian varsities —High Commission

by  Clement Idoko- Accra

OVER 150,000 Nigerians are currently studying at various universities in Ghana, including some institutions that are obscure and substandard.

Deputy Head Mission, Nigerian High Commission in Ghana, Mr Mohammed Kurmawa, who confirmed this, regretted that some of the private universities were established to defraud unsuspecting Nigerian parents and students.

He spoke when he received a team of National Universities Commission (NUC) and journalists from Nigeria to understudy Ghana University System.

According to him, in 2012 alone, Nigerian students spent about N1.6 billion in Ghanaian universities.

He warned parents against sending their children to some of these “scam universities.”

Meanwhile, Nigerian students in Ghana have accused the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) alongside other staff unions of destroying university education in Nigeria through protracted strikes.

The students have also asked the Federal Government to scrap the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

A Nigerian student of Valley View University in Ghana, Mr Olakot David from Osun State, said he decided to leave Nigeria to study as a result of frustration in securing admission through JAMB.

Olakot David and many others attributed the exodus of Nigerian youths to study abroad to JAMB and incessant strikes by ASUU.




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