ERIC Number: ED097843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Growth and Development of Nigerian Universities. Overseas Liaison Committee Paper No. 4.
Fafunwa, A. Babatunde
Higher education in Nigeria has experienced a phenomenal rate of growth since independence in 1960. The number of students enrolled in Nigerian universities grew from 1,396 in 1960, to approximately 25,000 in 1974, and the Nigerian universities commission has projected that the number will double by 1979-80. The quantum jump in student enrollment and the evolution and growth of Nigeria's six universities are discussed in relation to a historical background and the emergence of the British Model, an overview of Nigerian universities today, finance and administration, and problems and challenges of the universities of the 1970's. The discussion of finance and administration concerns relations with government, financial arrangements, external assistance, student financing, and entrance requirements. (MJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Overseas Liaison Committee.
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria