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Nigerian students studying abroad are on their Own right about Now by studyawake(m) : 4:17 am On Nov 04, 2017

Over the years, records from foreign universities abroad have presented to the world a very high increase of students from Africa, stating that over 70% of the population are students from Nigeria.
This records from the various universities abroad cutting across, China, United states of America, United Kingdom, Philippine amongst others, shows that more students from Nigeria will still increase the number recorded yearly.
Although reasons attached to the results shows that the universities abroad offer more educational value to students from Nigeria and Africa at large.


However, from Nigerian's presidential interview with Al Jazeera, it seems like the predictions by the foreign universities might be termed void, due to the fact that the centerline response from the president was Nigerian students studying abroad are on their own
It was a shocking news to parents of students studying abroad as the president cries over the free fall of naira (Nigerian's currency) versus the most recognized foreign currencies such as Dollar, Pound, Euro amongst other.
This boils down to what mad the president said that Nigerian students studying abroad are on their own. The president Muhammadu Buhari lead administration has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria to stop the sales of forex to parents who have students studying abroad.


Nigerian parents having children studying abroad has been for long be obtaining dollar for an official exchange rate of N166 from the Central Bank of Nigeria rather than the normal black market price of N300.
The Nigerian government has now made it to the public that parents having students studying abroad who bought dollar from the central bank of Nigeria at an exchange rate of N166 are now forced to buy at a current black market rate of N300.
In other words, parents having students studying abroad that paid the sum of about N1.6 million for their child's tuition fee of $10,000, have to now pay the sum of about N3 million for same $10,000 tuition fee abroad for their various colleges or universities, as the case may be or advisably withdraw their wards back home.
In response to the questions asked by AL Jazeera, Nigerian's government under the leadership of president Muhammadu Buhari laments on the challenges experienced by parents having students studying abroad, who happens to be launched into the reality of life, by having the high percentage of withdrawing their students out, since the country cannot afford it nor help it anymore.

As the interview pressed further by Martin Dennis of Al Jazeera about president Muhammadu Buhari's children abroad, he said, "well, for those that can afford it, can still afford it. But for those who can't, my government cannot afford to allocate foreign exchange for those who took it upon their selves as a responsibility to train their children outside the country. We can't just afford it"
He now added to tell Al Jazeera that this is truly the state Nigeria is right now.
According to the federal government, it is convincing that the demand of forex by parents having students abroad is really on the high side. And as a result, it has contributed to the free fall of Nigeria's currency currently.
The Nigeria's government under the leadership of president Muhammadu Buhari also brought to the desk a serious warning to those Nigerians who received foreign exchange from the central bank of Nigeria at an official exchange rate and go about selling out at the black market value so as to make a profit.


He mentioned that "who so ever is given dollars by the central bank of Nigeria to do importations pf pharmaceuticals and choose to go about selling at a given black market price in order to make, perhaps an additional N100, we will chase them and when caught, we will punish them", the government declared.
Well, the interview is really a bad news and really means that Nigerian students studying abroad are on their own.
Knowing the fact that, studying abroad has some advantages like standard conditions of the universities, which will ease student to study hard. Also in overseas, the problem of a strike is nearly zero, that's if ever it exists.
In addition, students who go abroad are often faced with job opportunities, provided that such students are, both intellectually and physically ready to work.


Also, the current companies, firms, and industries in Nigeria are in high demand for the foreign degree. Which therefore is an upper advantage to those studying abroad.
In addition, the foreign universities contribute a lot to the intellectual development of the students, thereby making them be more pronounced in any place they find themselves.


Furthermore, the method in which knowledge is passed unto students are advanced and better, as a result, students tend to be exposed to better theories, the practical and current gist of the academics at large.
Lastly, the standard of living over there is also better due to the presence of amenities to help human lives and ease hardship. Which I believe will be of advantage to any Nigerian student held back for positive reasons.
Well, having known this, my great advice to parents having students abroad is to cordially withdraw their wards back to good private universities in Nigeria. It can easily be done by transfer, and much difference will not be felt.
And for those parents still having the moral to send their wards to go abroad for studies, the interview with Mr president has indeed sounded a warning to you all that you must be financially equipped and also be able to go through all the rigors of having a ward or wards abroad for studies.


In conclusion, parents having intended to send their students abroad can look for means to register such student under a scholarship scheme or grant. Once such a student can perform well to a task, then all roads are clear for abroad. Although some of the schemes take care of only 50% of the entire cost, others take care of 70%, while the rest takes care of all the cost.
By so doing it will be false to say NIGERIAN STUDENTS STUDYING ABROAD ARE ON THEIR OWN.
Over the years, records from foreign universities abroad have presented to the world a very high increase of students from Africa, stating that over 70% of the population are students from Nigeria.
This records from the various universities abroad cutting across, China, United states of America, United Kingdom, Philippine amongst others, shows that more students from Nigeria will still increase the number recorded yearly.
Although reasons attached to the results shows that the universities abroad offer more educational value to students from Nigeria and Africa at large.

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