‘Value of university schooling is just too low’ – Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili, the previous minister of schooling,  is of the opinion that the price of tertiary schooling in Nigeria is so low that it has affected the standard of it.

Whereas talking on the launch of Edfin, Nigeria’s first instructional microfinance financial institution, on Thursday, Oby stated;

“There’s a matter of how do you share the price of getting a tertiary schooling. Sadly, our society didn’t come to the understanding that even schooling financing doesn’t must be an issue.

You should have an answer that the pricing of schooling doesn’t get taken all the way down to the extent the place it can not maintain high quality. That’s what’s occurring now. We’re taking down tertiary schooling to a stage the place an individual is comfy to pay nearly N500,000 for the kids in a prime secondary school however as soon as the kids go into the university, their mother and father are prepared to affix them to protest concerning the pricing of university schooling. Within the means of doing that, you’re compromising high quality and relevance” she stated.

She continued proffering an answer; “Those that have the capability to pay ought to pay the best worth for tertiary schooling and for these with out the capability to pay, edufinance and a subsidy from the federal authorities that’s effectively designed will come to make sure that they don’t seem to be ignored of schooling.”

“Our nation is in hassle as a result of schooling is in disaster. A decade plus in the past, I instructed the mission that if we didn’t handle the disaster in schooling that in a matter of years. In truth, my prognosis at the moment was that by 2020 that we’ll produce probably the most hardened criminals,”

“There are individuals who known as me to say you stated 2020, it occurred sooner than that. As minister of schooling, I stated the issue isn’t about funding. When you fund a dysfunction effectively, you’re going to get a well-funded dysfunction” Ezekwesili stated.