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Nigerian students lose faith in the country

Nigerian students lose faith in the country
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Massive corruption in the country affects the future of Nigerian students.

The Federal Republic of Nigeria is an African country, located in West Africa. It holds the rank of the most populous country in Africa with a population of over 216 million. It is often referred to as the ‘Giant of Africa’ due to its large population and economy. However, the country with the largest economy in Africa ranks very low in the Human Development Index and is one of the most corrupt nations in the world.

Nigeria is regarded as a nation with one of the largest populations of youth in the world. It currently has over 33.6 million (16.8%) citizens regarded as youths. According to the 2019 National Youth Policy, youths in Nigeria are aged between 18 and 29. Nigerian youths, as a result of the massive corruption in the country, are faced by several challenges, such as unemployment, unstable educational system, lack of financing for ventures and businesses, limited technical and vocational skills, limited inclusion in social and political space and many more. These disappointments make Nigerian youths want to leave the country for good.

Nigeria has the largest population of out-of-school youths.

Corruption, being a dominating factor in Nigeria, affects the likelihood of a better future for Nigerian youths in many ways. In 2012, it was estimated that Nigeria lost over $400 billion to corruption since its independence. In 2021, the Giant of Africa ranked 154th in the 180 countries listed in Transparency International’s Corruption Index. Corruption is prevalent in every level of the Nigerian government, including the educational system, and it hinders the good success of young Nigerians.

Currently, Nigeria possesses the largest population of out-of-school learning youths in the world. There are about 10.5 million children, in the country, with lack of education. Education in Nigeria is faced with serious challenges from the nursery level to the tertiary level. Tertiary education in Nigeria is confronted by inadequate financing, deteriorated infrastructure, brain-drain, autonomy, uncomfortable learning atmosphere, inadequate classrooms and teaching aids such as computers, laboratories and libraries, corruption in education, and incessant strike actions.

Nigerian students seek higher education overseas.

Unemployment is also a challenge facing young Nigerians. The latest report of the Labour Force of the National Bureau of Statistics says that unemployment among Nigerian youths is the highest in the country, with 21.72 million young Nigerians unemployed. Asides unemployment, according to leveragedu.com, students from developing countries choose to travel abroad for a higher education because the opportunity offers internationally recognized degrees and a high quality of life. Nigerian youths and students reveal being tired of the rampant violence, corruption, and the high cost of living in Nigeria, their home country, and want to leave the country for good.

In the past few years, there has been an increase in the competition for the recruitment of Nigerian students who seek high-quality education in countries overseas. This is because, compared to their counterparts from other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Nigerian students are able to pay higher tuition fees. Nigeria recorded a rise of 234.7% to 18,580, in terms of visas issued to the UK, in the first nine months of 2021, compared to 5,551 in the same period of 2019, and might expect more in the coming months.

Many young Nigerians show interest in studying abroad.

According to the Nigeria Market Sentiments and Study Motivations 2022 report, the upcoming 2023 elections have contributed to the uncertainty among Nigerian students. A vast majority of respondents (89.87 percent) showed interest in studying abroad, 65% noted that they were looking to get an undergraduate degree abroad, while 34% percent stated that they were open to pursuing postgraduate qualifications. About 90% of the 4,000 respondents in the country, surveyed by researchers – many of them aged 18 to 25 – indicated that they were looking to study abroad. About 58% of them stated that the devaluation of the currency had impacted their study plans.


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Ask Nigeria
Ask Nigeria
5 months ago

Nigerian students lose faith in the countryMassive corruption in the country affects the future of Nigerian students.Express your point of view.

Ask Nigeria
Ask Nigeria
5 months ago

Nigerian students lose faith in the countryMassive corruption in the country affects the future of Nigerian students.Express your point of view.

jdpumping
jdpumping
5 months ago

I will never blame a Nigerian student seeking admission overseas because a four year course will take you six years or.more because of government that are always at logger heads with ASUU over payments and other stuffs,so every time this occurs students are left to suffer,or is it the killings when they do mandatory one year service.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
5 months ago

How can a so-called “giant of Africa” put a hold on tertiary education for like a year plus, that is terrible

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
5 months ago

This is part of the reason why a lot of people travel abroad to further their education. Our educational system in this country is a joke

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
5 months ago

Corruption has ruined many things in this country, and our educational sector is among. This is very sad because it hinders our growth

Bola12
Bola12
5 months ago

Our poor educational system is doing more harm than good because this strike will only make the youths venture into criminal activities

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
5 months ago

The government should give Asuu the money they are asking for so they’ll end this strike and we’ll all be able to go back to school

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
5 months ago

Apart from our education being absolutely shit, we youths are also tired of the constant insecurity issues we’re dealing with daily, which is another reason we want to Japa to foreign countries for a better life

Abusi
Abusi
5 months ago

Corruption has really eaten deep into our education sector. The youths have lost interest in continuing their education as a result of incessant strikes. Some has resorted to go abroad. Still, our government has not given it any thought to solve the conundrum that has befell us in our educational system.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
5 months ago

Our schools are mostly old buildings and the environment for learning is never conducive, these are the things the government needs to work on to restore our faith in our education

Remi1
Remi1
5 months ago

Corruption has eaten deep into our educational system that some of the funds meant to use to provide the standard facilities for learning has been embezzled.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
5 months ago

We’re seriously fed up and third with these regular strikes that plague the country; the government should take swift actions to end the strike and prevent more from happening in the nearest future.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
5 months ago

The educational system in Nigeria is not immune to the pervasive problem of corruption, which is a barrier to the future prosperity of Nigeria’s youth and affects all levels of government there.

AN-Abiodun
Member
5 months ago

The government is not really getting things right.

Imagine Nigeria has the highest number of Out of School Youth, this will tell on the future of the country.

Corrupt practices are the major problem we are battling with, and if care is not taken things might not get better.

Youth should brazen up and seek available opportunities

theApr
theApr
5 months ago

It’s really sad how corruption has ruined every sector in the country. Most students have now lost faith and interest in going to school due to incompetence of the government. They’re so unbothered. So evil!

Yomii
Yomii
5 months ago

Even if ASUU ends this ongoing strike, there are still many more problems besetting the progress of our educational system. Kinds of Stuff like lecture halls not being spacious, facilities being obsolete and lecturers being underpaid is still an issue that is meant to be solved.

AN-Usman
Member
5 months ago

Corruption have alot of negative impact on every part and nook of Nigeria economy. Our leaders are getting corrupt everyday by day they have deprived us of many things such security, good education employment stability and so on its only God that can save us from the tyrant leadership we have

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
5 months ago

Corruption in Nigeria now have no limit every sector is corrupt which is affecting our economy and making the country to regress. Many youth have lost interest in schooling chanting the slogan “School is scam” all around due to incessant strike and deteriorated infrastructure, uncomfortable learning atmosphere, inadequate classrooms and teaching aids.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
5 months ago

The so called giant of a Africa don’t even have a good education system. Many youths have drop out of school due to bad education system even graduates can’t secure a job with there certificate anymore. Our government have failed us in so many ways I just hope the next president do things right

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
5 months ago

corruption has finish Nigeria. This country nawa o, I don’t care government with empty promises

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
5 months ago

As a result corruption, youths are being face by several challenges, such as unemployment, unstable educational system, lack of finance for business, social and political space, rampant violence and high cost of living in Nigeria,
These disappointments make Nigerian youths want to leave the country for good……A good idea though!

DimOla
DimOla
5 months ago

Why won’t the youth of Nigeria lost faith in Nigeria. The leaders don’t care about the future of the youth that is why they can embezzle and money with being checked. The money meant for the development of the country was stolen by just one person. God help this country with this hight of corruption.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
5 months ago

Corruption is the major problem facing Nigeria because that is the cause of every underdevelopment.

Tjbae
Tjbae
5 months ago

Nigeria 🇳🇬 is not a country is a war zone most corrupted country in the world where the youths life is in their hands you have to fight for it everyday Nigeria student have lost faith in this country

Oluwaseyi
Oluwaseyi
5 months ago

i Don’t think the government care about student staying at home! It’s been months now and their own children study abroad hmmm this is so sad!!!!

Khalifa001
Khalifa001
5 months ago

Lol like I ever had faith in nigeria 😒 a country that I called my mothers land is the same country stopping me from schooling for months now

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
5 months ago

The youth are completely tied and frustrated about what is going on in Nigeria that is why they prefer to leave the country to a better country for green pasture.
The level of corruption in every sphere of use too high.the youth are frustrated.