A Study Abroad Consultant and Chief Executive Officer of Avail International Consult Ltd, Mrs Bola Agunbiade, has called on the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to sheath their swords and reach for a truce to end the prolonged industrial action.
Agunbiade made the call over the weekend in a Press Release to newsmen in Lagos. She stated that the strike has a great toll on the students, hence disrupting the academic calendar and plans of the undergraduates.
According to her, the strike has left many students frustrated and disorganised, adding that many have moved on to pursue their academic desire overseas.
She said, “The ongoing ASUU strike has taken a toll on Nigerian students, and many are now tired and frustrated.
I believe it’s time both the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) sheath their swords and reach for truce in the interest of the Nigerian students.”
Speaking further, she adds that her company is helping hundreds of Nigerian students who want to migrate to foreign countries to continue their education.
“At Avail International Consult Ltd, our focus is on securing and processing admission for local and international students.
As a result of our quality services, we get lots of referrals from people who have patronised us because we have been consistent over the years with our brand promise, which is integrity, honesty and trustworthiness,” she added.
The University of Lagos alumnus noted that many Nigerians, especially students who are desirous of studying have been scammed by fake study abroad organisations.
“JAMB, Post JAMB exams should be scrapped, they are old fashioned. Children of Nigerian politicians should be made to study in our local universities,” Agunbiade said.
According to her, some Nigerian students are still struggling with communication in UK schools. “Helping students achieve their study abroad dream is our passion. We process foreign admission for hundreds of students every year.”
The educational consultant tasked the federal government to adopt a student loan scheme to facilitate higher education study.