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Prof. Musa Aibinu, the Director, Centre for Open, Distance and e-Learning, Federal University of Technology, Minna, says about 23,000 lecturers emigrate annually from Africa to other countries yearly.

Aibinu made the disclosure on Saturday in Abuja in a lecture entitled “Creating and Sustaining a Qualitative Pool of Education Sector Professionals-Solution Options’ he delivered at the 2015 Obafemi Awolowo University Muslim Graduates Association (UNIFEMGA).

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He described intellectual flight as “one of the greatest challenges” of Nigerian education sector and Africa in general.

He said: “about 23, 000 lecturers emigrate from Africa to other climes on yearly basis.

“Some go for further studies and end up not coming back; some go for greener pastures; others run away from the unfavourable condition we have here.
 
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