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ERIC Number: EJ1057200
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1927-6044
Tertiary Overschooling in Nigeria: Theoretical Perspectives and Cases
Etuk, Grace Koko; Akpan, Eno Gabriel; Etuk, Etuk Nssien
International Journal of Higher Education, v1 n2 p33-42 2012
This paper views overschooling as conditions whereby people occupy job positions which are not optimal for their qualifications. The theoretical backings for the paper are the Human Capital, the equity and the two-factor theories of motivation and job satisfaction. Antecedents to overschooling which are mentioned include educational emphasis, the social norm and employment policy of government. Six categories of overschoolers are highlighted. Merits and demerits of overschooling and implications are proferred. The intervention strategies are suggested in eight points. The conclusion is made that stopping overschooling would reduce poverty and increase the national income leading to faster national development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria