*says Foreign universities seeking Nigerian students .
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
An International educational consultant,and the Country Director, TCL Global Nigeria, Mr Tunde Salami on Thursday tasked the Federal and state governments in Nigeria to deplore more resources to the educational sector to avoid future brain-drain.
Addressing a press conference in Ibadan, Mr Salami, also hinted that some United Kingdom based universities have expressed their willingness to provide conditional admission for Nigerians seeking to further their university education in the country.
The TCL Global Nigeria Country Director said there is the need for government ” to make maximum use of our resources”, saying, ” if you go to UK and see the available resources and you compare it with what we have in Nigeria”,
” I think we just need effective use of our resources. If we can use our resources well, starting from the policy of when we are doing our appropriation bill, how much percentage of the budget is dedicated on education, instead most of the budget now is on security.If we can spend more money into our education system, that means the future of Nigeria will be better”, he said.
Mr Salami added, ” the foundation for any meaningful growth and development is education. And I pray that our policy makers will be able to get this decision right, make effective use of the resources that is disposable for them because the resources are there.”
The Country Director TCL Global Nigeria at the briefing to herald an Educational Fair slated for May 7 and 10 in Ibadan and Lagos respectively emphasized that many UK based Universities are on the lookout for Nigerian students because of their self-motivation, intelligence and commitment to education and as such are always willing to offer them admission.
“The Universities that we had meeting with confirmed to us that because of the issues around WAEC and NECO results this year, they are able to accept the Senior Secondary School Two (SSS2) results and Senior Secondary School Three (SSS3) final results from the school”, he said.
Mr Salami added, “so, whatever result that the student has, it has to be on the letterhead of the school and they will use that to give admission to the student. They will use the SS2 and SS3 results to give conditional admission for the students to study in the UK.Which means, if they believe that our system is porous, they will not be accepting this. This is a very good thing that we are saying that despite all the challenges, there is still hope for the Nigerian education because it was confirms.
“Between now and next week, I am sure that more universities will be giving us this policy statement that SS2 and SS3 results of prospective students that want to study and seek admission in the UK will be using this within the UK universities.”
Speaking further, he stressed that TCL has affiliation with over 75 universities in the UK that are always ready to offer qualified Nigerian students university admission without stress and that uch prospective students are offered service free of charge by his firm.