ERIC Number: EJ1107738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Massification of University Education in Nigeria: Private Participation and Cost Challenges
Ahunanya, S.; Chineze, U.; Nnennaya, I.
Africa Education Review, v10 n1 p65-79 2013
This study investigated the massification of university education in Nigeria as a result of the reforms in the education subsector that led to private participation in the provision of university education from 1999. The question of the study hinges on the percentage of access and if the increased number of universities has led to increased access. Using a checklist based on the objectives of university education and some policies of the Nigerian government such as sixty percent admission for science and technological based courses and forty percent for art and humanity based courses, the massification was examined in view of meeting the manpower needed for technological development of Nigeria. Suggestions were proffered on the inherent challenges of the massification of university education in Nigeria.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Mass Instruction, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Access to Education, Check Lists, College Admission, Educational Policy, Admission Criteria, Human Capital, Supply and Demand, State Universities, Private Colleges, Scores, Fees, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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