Friends of the Students helps to ensure that students in Nigeria get adequate and appropriate skills, knowledge, training, and exposure they need to be competitive in the labor market and at the same time meet the demand of her economy.
We started this organization because the education system in Nigeria is weak, suboptimal, and unable to produce high-quality graduates needed for sustainable development of the country, and the Government and guardians of educational institutions care less about the interest of the students.
"When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers" says an African proverb.
This has thus made the majority of the final products of the system (graduates of higher institutions) to be unemployable, leading to a high unemployment rate amongst graduates of higher institutions in the country and a shortfall of the workforce to meet the demand of the economy. Friends of the students helps to ensure that the education system in Nigeria produces high-quality graduates that are sufficiently equipped to meet and surpass the expectations of employers of labor locally and globally. So far our team has been able to donate over 400 college textbooks to the statistics and operations research department's library at Modibbo Adama University, Yola, Adamawa State. Since the time the books were donated, the library has been used by over 1000 students who are now graduates of the same department and currently being used by 200 students and 14 staff of the department.