A former Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said that uncertainty about the year of graduation from the nation’s higher institutions forced parents to send their children abroad for educational pursuit.
Oshiomhole said this at Edo University, Iyamho during the celebration of the maiden founder’s day of the institution.
He said that part of the reasons Nigerians are taking children abroad for schooling was lack of respect for the university academic calendar.
The former governor said a degree that was meant to be completed in four years would eventually take seven to eight years.
Oshiomhole lamented that wealthy Nigerians have so much to waste but they don’t have enough to spend on the education sector.
The acting Vice Chancellor of the university, Emmanuel Aluyor, said the institution is poised to produce graduates who are not only worthy in learning but also in character.