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Imagine Where Nigeria Sponsors Her Pupils To by CaptJHMiller: 8:02am On Oct 08, 2014
Good morning everyone.
Just over two months ago I came across an add on nairaland that the kaduna state government had form on sale for overseas scholarship. This was limited to engineering graduates and medical students.
I had just come back to the state from lagos, so luckily for me I could buy the form and try to process it. It was sold for two thousand naira.
Anyways, They needed at most 3-5 students from each local government and I was from a very popular local government. I did some permutation and realised my chances were very slim, coupled with the fact that I didn't know anybody in the governing affairs of the state.
Fast forward to about a week ago when I came back for the sallah break, and I was having a conversation and the scholarships came up. I was told that people were cheated out of it and some people that got were later replaced with others and various other heart breaking stories. I was relieved that I didn't waste my money, then came the ultimate question. Where did they take them to?
I bet you I give 50 guesses you will not guess the country. Heck, 100 guesses!!
Wait for it, wait for it!
grin grin
Uganda!!!

I mean, it's a good thing they are trying to provide better education for her indigen, but come on! What could possibly make Uganda better to school in than nigeria, for the love?
I still can't think of a good enough reason!
Are they trying to say the quality of education in Uganda is better than that of Nigeria? Then that's a shame! Could it possible be for exposure? Can Uganda offer a better exposure than nigeria?
What reason could it be?
In Nigeria I believe we have some private schools that can offer decent education than uganda. The American university of Nigeria, covenant and the likes. UI, OAU I believe will be better in terms of public schools.


Rather than celebrating this as an achievement, I think it shows how much a failed state nigeria is.

source
Re: Imagine Where Nigeria Sponsors Her Pupils To by nedu2000(m): 8:17am On Oct 08, 2014
Uganda grin grin ,I think they have a new disease there,similar to ebola
Re: Imagine Where Nigeria Sponsors Her Pupils To by CaptJHMiller: 8:33am On Oct 08, 2014
nedu2000:
Uganda grin grin ,I think they have a new disease there,similar to ebola
Omo, the thing just they shock me.
That money they are dashing to them, you can imagine the revenue that can generate for a school here in Nigeria.
Nigeria is just dashing money to other African countries, just like SA in recent.

Really? Which disease is that?
Re: Imagine Where Nigeria Sponsors Her Pupils To by Nobody: 8:38am On Oct 08, 2014
grin grin grin grin grin Thank God you didn't waste your money o
Re: Imagine Where Nigeria Sponsors Her Pupils To by CaptJHMiller: 8:42am On Oct 08, 2014
bestestgirl:
grin grin grin grin grin Thank God you didn't waste your money o
I tell you, it's not much o. But it's better I did not just waste it.


But you guys are not answering the main question na! What could possibly make Uganda better?
Re: Imagine Where Nigeria Sponsors Her Pupils To by Nobody: 8:47am On Oct 08, 2014
CaptJHMiller:

I tell you, it's not much o. But it's better I did not just waste it.


But you guys are not answering the main question na! What could possibly make Uganda better?

Absolutely Nothing!! Uganda has nothing to offer that we cannot get here in Nigeria. it was just a scam, they'll collect huge sums from the public coffers - enough to send the students to the UK - but divert the lion share and shortchange the poor students.
I guess we should be grateful sef that they didn't send them to Cameroon
Re: Imagine Where Nigeria Sponsors Her Pupils To by CaptJHMiller: 8:52am On Oct 08, 2014
bestestgirl:


Absolutely Nothing!! Uganda has nothing to offer that we cannot get here in Nigeria. it was just a scam, they'll collect huge sums from the public coffers - enough to send the students to the UK - but divert the lion share and shortchange the poor students.
I guess we should be grateful sef that they didn't send them to Cameroon
That's my thought also, there's just nothing those guys can offer that we can't. That is if of course we are "the giant of africa"
It's a bit understandable if it's a personal thing, you send your kid there, but for a state government to do this, it's just a shame!

I could be wrong though, i'll like to hear other views.
Re: Imagine Where Nigeria Sponsors Her Pupils To by ogb5(m): 8:58am On Oct 08, 2014
CaptJHMiller:
Good morning everyone.
Just over two months ago I came across an add on nairaland that the kaduna state government had form on sale for overseas scholarship. This was limited to engineering graduates and medical students.
I had just come back to the state from lagos, so luckily for me I could buy the form and try to process it. It was sold for two thousand naira.
Anyways, They needed at most 3-5 students from each local government and I was from a very popular local government. I did some permutation and realised my chances were very slim, coupled with the fact that I didn't know anybody in the governing affairs of the state.
Fast forward to about a week ago when I came back for the sallah break, and I was having a conversation and the scholarships came up. I was told that people were cheated out of it and some people that got were later replaced with others and various other heart breaking stories. I was relieved that I didn't waste my money, then came the ultimate question. Where did they take them to?
I bet you I give 50 guesses you will not guess the country. Heck, 100 guesses!!
Wait for it, wait for it!
grin grin
Uganda!!!

I mean, it's a good thing they are trying to provide better education for her indigen, but come on! What could possibly make Uganda better to school in than nigeria, for the love?
I still can't think of a good enough reason!
Are they trying to say the quality of education in Uganda is better than that of Nigeria? Then that's a shame! Could it possible be for exposure? Can Uganda offer a better exposure than nigeria?
What reason could it be?
In Nigeria I believe we have some private schools that can offer decent education than uganda. The American university of Nigeria, covenant and the likes. UI, OAU I believe will be better in terms of public schools.


Rather than celebrating this as an achievement, I think it shows how much a failed state nigeria is.

source

I still maintain that Northern leaders are the worst form of leaders we have in Nigeria.
They mismanaged the nations revenue for donkey years, they can not even manage their own states for the betterment of their people.

There is no reason why a sane person will try to re-invent the wheel. People from the south west have been able to develop some form of working education system for their people for some decades now, why can't the northern leaders emulate them? the south west people did not develop their education sector by spending collosal sums sending students abroad on scholarships, they built schools at home for their people and made the education free or cheap.

Northerners should stop this abroad scholarship nonsense that is only aimed at stealing money from the state coffers.

We have enough jobless graduates in Nigeria to man any school they will build, they should use the scholarship money to build schools at home and employ Nigerians to man these schools and education will improve in the north.
Re: Imagine Where Nigeria Sponsors Her Pupils To by mkpakanaodogwu(m): 8:59am On Oct 08, 2014
UGANDA THERE IS GOOOOOOO
Re: Imagine Where Nigeria Sponsors Her Pupils To by SLIDEwaxie(m): 9:00am On Oct 08, 2014
Lemme explain something to you, my friend, no matter how bad/poor a country is, u must look up to them for whatever the good their good at!

There are many sections in engineering, and uganda may just provide the best cheap option which will be as good as going abroad.
Besides, how did u knw the school wasn't one of those created by the US or other powerful countries in support of education in the poorer countries?

Dude, if u need tin in abundance, go jos,
Groundnut, go north,
Limestone, come ogun state..
Etc.
I hope u understand?
Re: Imagine Where Nigeria Sponsors Her Pupils To by CaptJHMiller: 9:06am On Oct 08, 2014
ogb5:


I still maintain that Northern leaders are the worst form of leaders we have in Nigeria.
They mismanaged the nations revenue for donkey years, they can not even manage their own states for the betterment of their people.

There is no reason why a sane person will try to re-invent the wheel. People from the south west have been able to develop some form of working education system for their people for some decades now, why can't the northern leaders emulate them? the south west people did not develop their education sector by spending collosal sums sending students abroad on scholarships, they built schools at home for their people and made the education free or cheap.

Northerners should stop this abroad scholarship nonsense that is only aimed at stealing money from the state coffers.

We have enough jobless graduates in Nigeria to man any school they will build, they should use the scholarship money to build schools at home and employ Nigerians to man these schools and education will improve in the north.
This is very true.
Do you know the medicine in the state university is not accredited? It's just doesn't make sense, your state university not federal has a course that is not accredited. Instead of developing the programme so that more students will benefit, they select a few from the programme and send then to uganda!
What stops them from buying the lecturers from top schools around the world to come develop their own, it's not like they can't afford it.
Re: Imagine Where Nigeria Sponsors Her Pupils To by CaptJHMiller: 9:11am On Oct 08, 2014
SLIDEwaxie:
Lemme explain something to you, my friend, no matter how bad/poor a country is, u must look up to them for whatever the good their good at!

There are many sections in engineering, and uganda may just provide the best cheap option which will be as good as going abroad.
Besides, how did u knw the school wasn't one of those created by the US or other powerful countries in support of education in the poorer countries?


Dude, if u need tin in abundance, go jos,
Groundnut, go north,
Limestone, come ogun state..
Etc.
I hope u understand?
Natural resources is a different thing from education, that one you can't tamper. It's either you have it or you don't.
But education my friend, is something nigeria should be able to create the best of. We have everything needed to make the best schools in the world and make educational tourism a source of revenue for nigeria.
Malaysia did it, why can't nigeria do it?
Re: Imagine Where Nigeria Sponsors Her Pupils To by TheRealAdonye(m): 11:34am On Oct 08, 2014
Oshey.. Rwanda sends 10 students every year to AUN though. Cameroon also sends but a lesser number.

CaptJHMiller:

In Nigeria I believe we have some private schools that can offer decent education than uganda. The American university of Nigeria,
Re: Imagine Where Nigeria Sponsors Her Pupils To by CaptJHMiller: 12:55pm On Oct 08, 2014
TheRealAdonye:
Oshey.. Rwanda sends 10 students every year to AUN though. Cameroon also sends but a lesser number.

Well this is understandable, they are coming to a "bigger" and a country with "better" education.

Are you trying to say nigeria has been brought down so low, that uganda education system is better than ours?
Why don't they improve it rather than this embarrassing act.
Re: Imagine Where Nigeria Sponsors Her Pupils To by Emessy(m): 12:59pm On Oct 08, 2014
Dear OP , I am currently doing my Bachelors In Computer Science here in Kampala International University , Kampala is a very beautiful place , the tuition is cheap and there are no tribal or religious crisis , and unlike our universities the lecturers here are fair and you are guaranteed a very good result at the end of your three years ,there are so many Nigerians here mostly northerners ,and foreigners mostly Indians and Americans and Chinese have a bigger population than the local citizens . you can ask me any question , but in my own opinion I rather study here than any Nigerian University , #And lastly opportunities are everywhere not just America or Europe but even the deepest part of Sudan or Niger. Explore Into Africa More ,I swear you will be amazed
Re: Imagine Where Nigeria Sponsors Her Pupils To by CaptJHMiller: 1:16pm On Oct 08, 2014
Emessy:
Dear OP , I am currently doing my Bachelors In Computer Science here in Kampala International University , Kampala is a very beautiful place , the tuition is cheap and there are no tribal or religious crisis , and unlike our universities the lecturers here are fair and you are guaranteed a very good result at the end of your three years ,there are so many Nigerians here mostly northerners ,and foreigners mostly Indians and Americans and Chinese have a bigger population than the local citizens . you can ask me any question , but in my own opinion I rather study here than any Nigerian University , #And lastly opportunities are everywhere not just America or Europe but even the deepest part of Sudan or Niger. Explore Into Africa More ,I swear you will be amazed
That's good, nice to hear that. I am happy for uganda. But bro, don't you wish you could say the same thing for nigeria?


Why can't nigeria invest in education, so that we also will boast of Indians, Americans and Chinese also coming over to Nigeria to study? What ever angle we look at it, it's a shame to Nigeria.
Re: Imagine Where Nigeria Sponsors Her Pupils To by Emessy(m): 1:25pm On Oct 08, 2014
CaptJHMiller:

That's good, nice to hear that. I am happy for uganda. But bro, don't you wish you could say the same thing for nigeria?


Why can't nigeria invest in education, so that we also will boast of Indians, Americans and Chinese also coming over to Nigeria to study? What ever angle we look at it, it's a shame to Nigeria.
The truth is Nigeria is messed up , we jst hope one day God will answer our prayers and eliminate all negative elements.

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