Is tertiary education possible for me

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Millions who applied to higher institutions are turned down due to lack of capacity. Less than 30% get admission yearly and this has led to many seeking alternatives elsewhere while countless have …

Millions who applied to higher institutions are turned down due to lack of capacity. Less than 30% get admission yearly and this has led to many seeking alternatives elsewhere while countless have abandon the dream of a higher education....so they are asking, Is tertiary education possible for me in Nigeria?

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  • 1. IsTertiaryTertiaryTertiaryTertiaryEducationEducationEducationEducationPossibleFor Me?In NigeriaIn NigeriaIn NigeriaIn NigeriaStatisenseStatisenseStatisenseStatisenseWale MicaiahWale MicaiahWale MicaiahWale Micaiah
  • 2. We are a country of over160 million160 million160 million160 million peopleOur Youth populationYouth populationYouth populationYouth population isover 70million70million70million70million
  • 3. 70million70million70million70million ismore than thepopulation ofover 220220220220countriescountriescountriescountries of242 of the242 of the242 of the242 of theWorld!World!World!World!FranceFranceFranceFranceItalyItalyItalyItalySouth AfricaSouth AfricaSouth AfricaSouth AfricaCanadaCanadaCanadaCanadaSouth KoreaSouth KoreaSouth KoreaSouth KoreaArgentinaArgentinaArgentinaArgentinaSingaporeSingaporeSingaporeSingaporeGhanaGhanaGhanaGhanaVenezuelaVenezuelaVenezuelaVenezuela
  • 4. Of this 70million, over 1million sitfor Tertiary institutions’ entranceexams (UTME) yearlyUTMEUTMEUTMEUTME –––– Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination
  • 5. All these youngsters have gonethrough 12 years of formal Education(6666––––3333––––3333–4 System)6666 G2 & National CommonEntrance Examination3333 Junior Secondary SchoolCertificate Examination3333 Senior Secondary SchoolCertificate Examination
  • 6. In 2008, 1millionIn 2009, 1.1millionIn 2010, 1.3millionIn 2011, 1.4millionIn 2012, 1.5millionIn 2013, 1.7millionAll these, applied to University,Polytechnic/Monotechnic orCollege of Education to studyone course or the other.
  • 7. Tertiary InstitutionsTertiary InstitutionsTertiary InstitutionsTertiary InstitutionsUniversityUniversityUniversityUniversity Poly/MonoPoly/MonoPoly/MonoPoly/Mono COECOECOECOE IEIIEIIEIIEIFederal (40)Federal (40)Federal (40)Federal (40)State (38)State (38)State (38)State (38)Private (50)Private (50)Private (50)Private (50)12812812812812812812812811711711711757575757128 + 128 + 117 + 57 = 430128 + 128 + 117 + 57 = 430128 + 128 + 117 + 57 = 430128 + 128 + 117 + 57 = 430
  • 8. 430 Institutions430 Institutions430 Institutions430 Institutions,for 1.7million1.7million1.7million1.7millioncandidatescandidatescandidatescandidates
  • 9. For most, securing admissionin Nigeria is more difficult thanthis:
  • 10. At best effort, less than 30%30%30%30%of total applicants getadmitted yearly.In fact, for the 2013/2014 academicsessions where 1.7million Candidates satfor the UTME; the Minister of Education &the JAMB registrar have said at differentfora “that only about 520,000 admissionthat only about 520,000 admissionthat only about 520,000 admissionthat only about 520,000 admissionspaces are available for the 1.7millionspaces are available for the 1.7millionspaces are available for the 1.7millionspaces are available for the 1.7million”
  • 11. A little Math:1,735,729 – 520,000 =1,215,7291,215,7291,215,7291,215,7291.2million would be deniedadmission automatically,irrespective of theirperformance!
  • 12. If a large chunk of aNation’s Youthcontinuallyexperience this,what do you thinkwould be theirattitude to Success& Schooling?
  • 13. Among these are prospectiveDoctors, Nurses, Accountants, Lawyers,Doctors, Nurses, Accountants, Lawyers,Doctors, Nurses, Accountants, Lawyers,Doctors, Nurses, Accountants, Lawyers,Teachers, Engineers, Farmers, Scientist,Teachers, Engineers, Farmers, Scientist,Teachers, Engineers, Farmers, Scientist,Teachers, Engineers, Farmers, Scientist,Poet, Journalist, Pharmacist, Economist,Poet, Journalist, Pharmacist, Economist,Poet, Journalist, Pharmacist, Economist,Poet, Journalist, Pharmacist, Economist,Researchers, Psychologist, Botanist, PilotsResearchers, Psychologist, Botanist, PilotsResearchers, Psychologist, Botanist, PilotsResearchers, Psychologist, Botanist, PilotsArchitectArchitectArchitectArchitect
  • 14. This is the reason why theyask year-in, year-out; IsTertiary Education PossibleTertiary Education PossibleTertiary Education PossibleTertiary Education PossibleForForForFor Me?Me?Me?Me?
  • 15. Recent statistic say: “AboutAboutAboutAbout60% of Students in Ghanaian60% of Students in Ghanaian60% of Students in Ghanaian60% of Students in GhanaianUniversities are NigeriansUniversities are NigeriansUniversities are NigeriansUniversities are Nigerians”Several are in other Africancountries; countless are in UK,US, Canada, Russia and Asia –excelling!
  • 16. If 70% of a Nation’s future is notengaged, productively; whatdoes that translate into?
  • 17. A SorrySorrySorrySorry future orSoundSoundSoundSound FutureCHOICECHOICECHOICECHOICE
  • 18. The Youth represents the FutureFutureFutureFuture, theStrengthStrengthStrengthStrength & the FoundationFoundationFoundationFoundation of anEnviable Country
  • 19. We’ve got young Men & Ladies, whoare hungry for Glory and welldeserving FutureOnly if the right environment canbe provided; where they can fly,reach for the sky, withoutlimitation, achieve their academicdreams and bring Glory, Honorand Respect to the Nation!
  • 20. We’ve got the number, we’ve got to put it inthe right use; that our Future might bebrighter, and habitable!If we enableenableenableenable each Man and Woman topursue their dreams, they might catch upwith them and become better individuals.
  • 21. Creating Mega Schools is an option!Revamping old generation institutionsis also another option!Empowering the newly createdinstitutions is a great alternative!Investing more in Education is non-negotiable – having put in place a properaccounting system.
  • 22. Creating an Educated Youth populace ispossible;PeacePeacePeacePeace is Possible!ProsperityProsperityProsperityProsperity is PossibleEnviableEnviableEnviableEnviable CountryCountryCountryCountry is Possible
  • 23. Freely share use and acknowledge the source – © Wale MicaiahAnalysis by: Wale Micaiahe: walegate@yahoo.comm: 08078001800b: walemicaiah.blog.comw. www.statisense.info