Former minister regrets sending children abroad for studies

Adeleye Ogunlewe

The former minister said he suffered to pay his children’s school fees.

A former Minister of Works, Adeseye Ogunlewe, at the weekend said he regrets sending his children to study abroad and advised wealthy Nigerians to desist from such.

Mr. Ogunlewe, who is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said he struggled to meet with the financial implications of that decision and realized it was not worthwhile.

The former minister, who is now the pro-chancellor of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, bared his frustration when the Alumni Association of the school visited in his Ogudu residence in Lagos.

Mr. Ogunlewe said he had to pay his children’s tuition “through the nose”. He said the monies spent on transportation alone on them were enough to complete their education back home.

The former minister said, the reduction of tuition fee in federal institution by Present Goodluck Jonathan is a welcome development and will be a relief to many parents and guardians.

He warned the country leaders and other well-to-dos in the country to desist from sending their wards abroad for academic benefits.

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