Attracting private investment in Nigeria's Universities
Funding Nigeria's public universities. Source: Stears Business

Life in Nigeria is very unpredictable. 

Whether it is abrupt laws like the Okada ban, which ran some companies out of business, or not knowing how long your university degree will last; it is hard for people to plan for the future in Nigeria. 

Students admitted into Nigerian public universities for a four-year degree often spend five, six, seven, even eight years because of strikes. 

These strikes happen for many reasons, but most times, like a lot of things in Nigeria, the issue is money. From non-payment of lecturer salaries to the government’s reluctance to review the salary structure of staff in the universities. Whatever the reason, the strikes show how much public universities depend on governments for sustenance. In saner climes, this would not be a problem; government funding would be considered a stable source of funding. 

Nigeria is different. 

Universities try and rely on school fees, but this

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Gbemisola Alonge

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