Japa not only path to success – Nexford

Chief Executive Officer, Nexford University, Fadl Al Tarzi, has cautioned  Nigerian graduates that relocating abroad, (japa) is not the only path to success.

According to him, Africa has the potential to become the largest supplier of global workforce in the near future.

He said, “Take control of your destinies and forge your paths with determination and creativity. Remember, japa is not the only path to success. In this era of remote work, jobs are transcending geographical boundaries, and Africa with its youthful population, is poised to be the cradle of tomorrow’s global workforce. There is an undeniable truth in this, Africa is where tomorrow’s workforce will come from.”

On her part, Nexford Country Director, Oghogho Inneh, noted that

“Our programs are future-focused and competency-based, enabling learners to build practical skills they will use to get ahead in their careers. And with no fixed class times, they can flex their learning to fit their schedule. Tuition fees are charged monthly, so the faster learners graduate the more money they save,” she added.

The 2023 graduation event of the university produced 40 graduates with distinctions and a total of 622 graduates.

Also, five Nigerian students were awarded during the graduation ceremony. Among them was James Osinowo who emerged as the Valedictorian of the Year for Class 2023.

Others awarded were Adeshile Oluwabusayo who emerged as the Best Peer Mentor for BBA (Undergraduate Degree) and Monsuru Adebayo Popoola, Best Peer Mentor MBA (Graduate Degree).

While Daniel Oreofe was also awarded the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year, Sonter Samuel James emerged as the Outstanding Brand Ambassador.

Speaking, a former Minister of Education, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, said academic institutions like Nexford would help Nigeria fix human capital deficiencies.

Tonye Cole, Co-founder/former Group Executive Director, Sahara Group, in his keynote address, said, “Do not be afraid to fail, even when you do, start again, try again and retrace your steps and be courageous for every success story has stories to tell.”


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