Against the backdrop of incessant strikes by the Academic Staff Union Of Universities (ASUU), Nigerian students have been advised to turn attention to international opportunities to obtain basic educational degree.
The advice is coming from the Chief Executive Officer of Japaconsults, Oludayo Sokunbi, who urged Nigerian youths to remain focused and look at global opportunities to further their educational pursuits.
He stated that students needed to take advantage of the opportunities available at the international space and equipp themselves academically, stressing that, “Even if you still want to come back home, you will be more respected if you have foreign experience (degrees or work experience). Be outstanding.”
He noted that, “My expectations is to connect more youths to International opportunities.
“One of our major goal at japaconsults this year is to share 200 success stories of students studying abroad, and we have recorded more than 140 already. Next year, we are moving to 400 success stories.”
He said the major goal of the company was to introduce as many people as possible to exciting new opportunities all over the world so that they can lead happier and more successful lives.
“In the course of my travels, I have learned that many people, particularly Africans, are unaware of the international admissions processes, scholarship opportunities, and employment opportunities available in other countries. Due to the fact that I have been awarded scholarships to pursue a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy degree.
According to him, “I have a sense of obligation to the human race. For this reason, I have made the decision to share information about fully funded scholarships on all of the social media platforms I use, most notably Twitter.
“More than one hundred and forty people have received fully funded admissions, scholarships, jobs, and visas for this year 2022 as a direct result of reading and using the information contained in my tweets and posts.
“While some of them make use of the paid services that we provide the vast majority of them handle it on their own.”
It would be recalled that ASUU began the first leg of its strike action on February 14, 2022, and announced an extension on the August 1, 2022 by another four weeks.
The renegotiation of the 2009 agreement and the replacement of IPPIS with UTAS are the major demands of the striking lecturers.
The renegotiation of the 2009 agreement was earlier concluded in May 2021 but was not implemented by the government. Instead, another renegotiation committee led by Prof. Nimi Briggs, an emeritus professor, was set up to renegotiate the agreement.