A Nigerian man has expressed gratitude to the country and its educational system which afforded him opportunities beyond his imagination abroad.
The graduate known as Toby revealed that he has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science which he did not really value until he traveled out of Nigeria.
He explained that the degree came in very handy when he reached another country as it opened doors for him and when he did a Masters programme in Geoinformatics the doors remained open.
Toby said he paid N110,00 school fees at the University of Lagos to get a degree which he relegated only for it to to put him two steps ahead when he went overseas.
He wrote; ”My Computer Science degree that I normally relegate in Nigeria, Omo I reach abroad and discovered it is everything and more. It opens doors like maaaad. My MSc in Geoinformatics finished work. I paid about 110k in Unilag. These degrees put me two steps ahead. God bless naija”
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Meanwhile a man identified as Dave Partner has warned African parents about the dangers of sending their children abroad to study at an early age.
According to Dave, the number of times they may see their son or daughter again might not be up to 10 times before they die.
He said the fact that some people are rich enough to send their wards to US, UK or Canada does not mean they should do it when they are still minors.
He explained that they get accustomed to the new sociaty they are living in, and embrace a foreign culture which is alien to that of an African home.
The business trainer said one of the factors which influences a child’s change in character is what he learns in school, either from teachers of his fellow students.
Dave Partner said that the parent might only be able to see them when they graduate or after getting married to a white lady.
He further said that they will also not be interested in taking over the family business because they did not learn anything about it from their mum or dad.
The man stressed that there are a lot of things that change the child overseas which are enough to make them become distant and detached from their roots.