The pursuit for quality education for many country filled with strikes, poor education ,unqualified teachers has driven many students from largest country in Africa to migrate to greener pastures where education is deemed good and this practice isn’t a recent thing, it has always been.
There is rapid increase in the tend , many government and well to do individuals in African had to award sponsorship and scholarships to several students to study abroad.
Analysis has been made that over 373,000 African student studies abroad in 2013. This represent about 10% of all internationally mobile students worldwide in that year , but in absolute term ,also reflects a decline from recent year high of more than 412,000 students in 2011.
It has also be indicates that the mobility of African students in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Nigeria, Cameroon ,Zimbabwe, and Kenya account for half of all international students from Africa. Morocco and Nigeria has some of the highest student of 45,000 – 50,000 students abroad in recent years but in 2010 and 2012, Nigeria outbound mobility surpasses of Morocco.
The 2019 Open Doors Report on International Education Exchange provides a wealth of information and data on the numbers of international students studying in the United States in the 2018/19 academic year, and the numbers of U.S. students studying abroad for academic credit in 2017/18.