Schooling in Nigeria, which is overseen by the State, is considered to have improved over the last decade: the first six years of primary years are obligatory and in the native language: English enters the curriculum in the third year. The secondary and higher education have also seen vast developments in standards which have resulted in higher literacy rates (72%).
Although the educational system in Nigeria seems to have started rather slowly, it has steadily improved since the Christian missionaries made their mark in the mid-nineteenth century and during the colonial reign until the end of World War II. From 1990, the educational system was divided into three specific educational methods: the Indigenous, the Quranic and the European educational structures.
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All students reach a point where they are unsure what path to take for the future: what are the main factors to contend with? Does one choose a career that may have financial prospects but is of little interest to you? Can one choose a programme and then change if it isn’t suitable? Or is it best to take a gap year and work to gather experience in order that the university believes you are really dedicated?
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These are difficult but mature questions: most families do not have the ready capital to send their offspring to university and will have to borrow heavily from the banks which puts a great deal of pressure on both the family and the student to perform to his/her highest ability. There are also the possibilities of working and studying at the same time, eventually gaining enough experience to earn a decent wage. The drawback is the studies may suffer.
There are several professions where internships are very useful and offer springboards to entrance to universities such as Accountancy, Education, Communication, Computer Science and Agriculture (Agronomy). The other options are of course to obtain scholarships to study which are possible for top students who have gained the above average results.
Studying at a higher educational level in Nigeria is an advantage as there are numerous avenues to take: to find out more about Tunde Folawiyo on Quora. Once you become a university student, you will find accommodation on site and are like hostels which are single sex. The complexes are equipped for any special need requirement which will be allocated once the specifics are in place prior to registration. It is also considered that a student at this age will dress professionally at all times in order to prepare her/himself for the professional market. Casual attire is acceptable over the week-end and within the student’s rooms.
The extra-curricular activities on campus are varied and appeal to all enthusiasts be they keen on sports, culture or seminars. In order to travel to the venues there is transport available at regular intervals to facilitate and encourage the students to become pro-active as well as social. There are many groups to join from debating societies to choirs, art festivals plus appreciating the local sites and artefacts.
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Life after University is also one to explore whilst studying and there are many links to the research and development centres which will inspire future engineers, scientists, and investors for the promising future that is found in Nigeria.
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