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Nigeria’s universities are more developed and less expensive than those in Ghana, says the Pro-Chancellor of Lead City University, Ibadan, Professor Jide Owoeye.

Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan, Owoeye argued that Nigeria institutions are more developed those in the West African neighbour.

"The universities in Ghana are not as developed as those in Nigeria," he said.

"The best public university in Ghana is Legon (University of Ghana, Legon), but it cannot match our own premier university, University of Ibadan."

He said Nigerians go to Ghana to study because they do not know that the universities within the country are better.

“Yet people run there for reasons I cannot understand; it may be they don’t have the information they need."

Owoeye, who is also the Chairman of Lead City's Governing Council also noted that Nigerian universities are cheaper than those in Ghana.

“Go to Ghana, you pay an average of 6,000 dollars as school fees," he added.

“Ghana is a third world country, it is not as developed as Nigeria."\

READ: Dying, Yet Paying: 75,000 Nigerians Studying in Ghana Spend over N160bn Annually

It is estimated that there are about 75,000 Nigerian students studying in Ghanaian Universities, spending over $1bn (over N160bn in 2013 estimates) into the Ghanaian economy, annually.

Incessant strike actions, inadequate government spending and deteriorating facilities are some of the reasons given for Nigerians' educational pilgrimage to Ghana.

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