Strengthening Nigeria’s alternatives to a university education
University alternatives. Source: Stears Business

Two weeks ago, we published an article about the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and their continuous strikes. The article argued that the government has to relinquish its control over Nigerian public universities for the strikes to stop. But that could mean higher tuition fees because that is one way for the universities to sustain themselves. 

There were many reactions to the recommendation. Some rebuffed the idea because higher tuition fees would exclude students who currently struggle to meet the cost of their university education. 

For most well-off Nigerians, the thought of any other form of tertiary education is either unfamiliar or frowned at. For instance, students who go to teaching or vocational universities in Nigeria are usually the ones passionate about it. Others go for tertiary education options as the next best thing because they are unable to get a slot in the university system as a result

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Gbemisola Alonge

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