By Emmanuel Aziken
The Federal Government has enjoined Nigerians with the resources to help stem the tide of education tourism out of the country by establishing educational institutions that will check the migration of students to foreign countries.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Federal Capital Territory, MFCT, Engr. John Chukwu, disclosed this in Abuja at the commissioning of Brickhall School, Abuja.
The commissioning of the Brickhall Schools,established by Senator Joy Emodi, was attended by several high profile individuals including serving and former government officials and, more prominently, former members of the National Assembly.
Emodi, herself a former educationist turned lawyer and politician on the occasion described the event as a significant event for her, saying that she was now living her dream.
The school with provisions for pre-nursery, nursery, primary and secondary was ably commended by several of the functionaries who graced the occasion.
Speaking at the event, Chukwu said:
“You can estimate the amount of money we are losing through education tourism.
Those who have benefited from the sector should do something to give back to the system and that is why I am here. We in the fact will support you,” Chukwu said before he formally commissioned the school”.