I am grateful for the beginnings in Nigeria as the resilience I acquired helped me deal with the demands of PhD Studies in the US – Patricia Kio

The most immediately noticeable difference in American schools is how training and instruction in all disciplines are at the cutting edge of what is known at the time. American education is quite intentional about training students for further research and industry practice. The universities care about whether their students get jobs or move on to further studies. That is a pragmatism that the Nigerian educational system could use. Academic resources such as libraries, modern laboratories, and the ability to access current research are provided. There is also a flexibility in terms of picking courses one wants to take, which does not exist in the Nigerian system, that can make for a very interesting educational experience.  

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