90% of Nigerian students desire to leave the country and study abroad

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According to the Nigeria Market Sentiments and Study Motivations 2022 research, elections in 2023 have led to “on-the-ground uncertainty” among Nigeria’s students.

For this study, researchers polled over 4000 people in the nation, over half of them were between the ages of 18 and 25, and 90% said they wanted to study abroad. Young people contribute for around 65 percent of the population of Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country.

Additionally, approximately 58 percent of respondents claimed that the currency depreciation had an influence on their academic intentions. Students from developing countries opt to study abroad since it provides not only globally recognised degrees but also a good standard of living. 

Competition for Recruitment

According to Universities UK International, a body that represents 140 British universities, competition for the recruitment of Nigerian students seeking high-quality university education overseas and abroad locations has risen dramatically in recent years. This rise is owing to their capacity to pay greater tuition fees than their counterparts from other Sub-Saharan African countries.

In terms of visas granted to the United Kingdom, Nigeria increased by 234.7 percent to 18,580 in the first nine months of 2021, from 5,551 in the same period in 2019. For the African Youth Survey, researchers conducted over 4000 face-to-face interviews in 15 countries.

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