In current times, the focus has been shifted towards sustainable growth. In Nigeria, the sustainable economic and social development has gain importance in the last decade. One of the reasons to gain importance is the realization of the importance of Higher Education among Nigerians. Higher quality education fosters innovation and demands higher skills from the youth.
Higher Education is the education provided by Colleges and Universities that award an academic degree. Here are 4 reasons why Higher Education is of the utmost importance for Nigerians:
Industry wide opportunities: Being a high school pass out doesn’t open the door of opportunities for Nigerians as it used to in the past. With a global economy, the industries expect individuals who are good if not the best in academics. A higher education degree trains you to think analytically, understand subjects that are complex and have the ability to communicate them in an effective way.
Career Pathway: Some learners are very clear what they wish to become but most learners are lost. Higher education helps an individual to decide what career he/she needs to consider based on the skill set one possesses.
Practical Benefits: According to a report Education Pays 2013 individuals with higher education tend to be more successful as it brings practical benefits with understanding to economic, health, civic involvement, etc
Stay Competitive: Higher education makes an individual competition in the job market. With the rapid increase in unemployment being competitive has become a necessity and not a choice. Higher education from a reputed university such as UCAM Spain with Westford University College the students become more competitive as it sharpens key skills like critical thinking, analyzing, comprehending and so on.
Prepare for the future: Westford University College prepares its students for the future. With the rapid change in the economy due to new technologies such as AI, Block chain, IoT (internet of things) students need to be familiar with the trends and bring into practice.
Tausif Mulla, Associate Faculty
Westford University College
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