By Amaka Abayomi
THE Chief Executive Officer of MOD Education, Mr. Mike Dosumu, has said inadequate admission spaces in institutions of higher learning and course choices are the top reasons why Nigerians seek foreign education.
Speaking at a news conference to herald its annual education fair, Dosumu also advised the Federal Government to invest more in the education sector to make it globally competitive so as to boost education tourism.
He said “the UK, Canada and USA would continue to be choice destinations for foreign students, Nigerians included, because they developed a long term vision that enabled their respective education sectors to become among the best that attract students from all corners of the globe.
“Nigerian government can borrow a leaf from these countries by developing a long term vision on how to boost tertiary education especially. Not only would it prevent capital flight, but also boost research and development that would ultimately lead to industrial and economic growth.”
Speaking on the education fair slated to hold in seven cities from January 19-28, the MOD Education boss said the fair would provide a fast and easy way to study abroad by giving parents and prospective students direct access to top rated institutions from the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.
His words “Despite the recession, business has been good for us because we negotiate the best deals for our students and work with varsities that offer better value. MOD has successfully placed over 2,000 Nigerian students in foreign varsities. The fair, now in its fifth year, would boast of representatives of varsities and colleges from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and Ireland.”