Shade was a postgraduate student at one of the numerous private universities in South West, Nigeria. She reluctantly agreed to even enrol in the institution. That reluctance was because her undergraduate degree was from a federal university- University of Lagos. The ill conceived opinion about private universities added to the hesitation.
After resuming for the master’s program, she soon discovered her course mates were not some under-25 rich kids. To her surprise, lecturers of even the revered federal and state institutions were having either a second master’s degree or PhD in the school.
What could have made these experienced folks abandon the big names for a little known private university?