ERIC Number: EJ1072710
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Globalization of Access to Higher Education: Lessons for Nigeria
Uchendu, C. C.
African Higher Education Review, v7 n2 p54-61 Jun 2013
Education is such a powerful instrument for national transformation and development such that anything that affects an educational system negatively affects the national development. This study investigated the extent to which access to higher education is globalized and the implications for Nigeria. An ex-post facto research design was adopted for the study. Two research questions were formulated to guide the study. Data was collected from the regulatory bodies like Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and National Universities Commission (NUC) on the number of centres in and outside Nigeria for 2012 examination, the number of candidates applied for access to universities and the number that gained admission from 1991-2011 twenty years (20 years) for the study. Findings revealed that Nigerian examination centres for 2012 were three thousand and one (3,001) while the six (6) examination centres in other countries created by JAMB had one (1) centre each which is very insignificant and does not mean globalization of access to higher education. The data also revealed that over one million (1m) candidates that apply for access to higher education through Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), less than twenty percent (20%) on the average gain admission into the universities which is very low. it was recommended that access to Nigerian universities should be globalized to reduce the barriers in service and increase the material wealth.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Access to Education, Higher Education, College Entrance Examinations, College Applicants, Barriers, Developing Nations, Disadvantaged, College Admission, Incidence
University of North Texas. 1155 Union Circle, Denton, Texas 76203. Web site: https://www.coe.unt.edu/african-higher-education-review
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria