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ERIC Number: EJ1072736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2141-1905
Globalizing Higher Education Access in South-West Nigeria
Olayiwola, Mohammed Mubashiru; Kolawole, Oladipupo Fatai; Moyosore, Onabanjo Florence
African Higher Education Review, v7 n1 p55-67 May 2013
Education is central to national interest and cannot be solely determined by market forces. Thus, the role of the state in making education policy and funding education to embrace access cannot be overemphasized. The influence of globalization on Higher Education access in Southwest Nigeria as it affects policy making was investigated through the authors' structured questionnaire tagged Globalizing Higher Education Access Questionnaire (GHEAQ). The population of the study comprised all the policy makers in public university institutions in southwest Nigeria, the states in southwest zone include Ekiti, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Ogun, and Lagos. There are ten public universities in the southwest zone. The sample of the study was 200 subjects; 20 policy makers were selected from each ten public universities in the zone. The sample of 100 members of the governing council and 100 members of the senate were surveyed with the use of purposive sampling method. The instrument for data collection was questionnaires. Findings from the investigation revealed that globalization has positively impacted on higher education access in South-West Nigeria in terms of access to information, collaboration and contacts among faculty members, better and faster scholarly communication among researchers as well as students throughout Africa. The application of this study is that stake holders in Higher education should try to embrace these new advantages and then adopt new strategies which would improve access to higher education to enhance service delivery that would meet test of time.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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