Peter Obi Urges Nigerian Professor to Contribute to Education Amidst Rising Tuition Fees

…By Enitan Thompson for TDPel Media. Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 general elections, has encouraged Professor David Mba, a Nigerian recently appointed as Vice-Chancellor at Birmingham City University, to find ways to contribute to Nigeria’s educational system.


Obi emphasized the significance of education, especially amid the backdrop of increasing tuition fees in the country.

Sharing photos of Professor Mba on Twitter, Obi praised the quality education Mba received throughout his life, which positioned him on the global stage.

Recognizing Academic Achievement:

In his congratulatory message to Professor Mba, Obi highlighted the professor’s active involvement in the academic sector of the United Kingdom, where he held significant roles in various institutions.


This accomplishment serves as a reminder of the immense intellectual potential that Nigerians possess, reinforcing the need for increased attention and investment in the country’s educational sector.

The Importance of Education:

Peter Obi underscored the importance of education in nurturing responsible and accomplished citizens.

He noted that no nation can truly thrive without a strong emphasis on providing quality education to its populace.

By praising Professor Mba’s educational journey, Obi emphasizes the potential for greatness that lies within the Nigerian people and the necessity to prioritize and invest in education.

A Call to Contribute to Nigeria’s Development:

As Professor Mba assumes his new role as Vice-Chancellor, Obi urged him to consider ways to contribute to the development of Nigeria.


Amidst the challenges faced in building a “New Nigeria,” Obi believes that Professor Mba’s expertise and experience can be valuable assets to the country’s educational landscape.

With rising tuition fees in Unity Schools and other institutions like the University of Lagos, the need for thoughtful contributions to the educational sector becomes even more critical.


Peter Obi’s message serves as a reminder of the vital role education plays in the progress of any nation.

By congratulating Professor David Mba on his appointment and calling for increased investment in education, Obi highlights the significance of nurturing intellectual potential and fostering a strong educational foundation for Nigeria’s future.

As tuition fees rise, the call to action becomes more urgent, and contributions from accomplished professionals like Professor Mba are essential in building a brighter future for Nigeria.


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