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ERIC Number: EJ1158621
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1925-0746
Policy Issues in the Administration of Higher Education in Nigeria
Ogbogu, Christiana O.
World Journal of Education, v3 n1 p32-38 2013
This paper evaluates policy initiatives in the Nigerian higher educational system with a view to bringing it in line with good practices. Issues of gender, management/governance, teaching, research and funding were discussed. The study revealed that government's funding is insufficient to maintain institutional performance because of the policy stance of non-payment of tuition fees at undergraduate level. It advocates policy reforms that support cost sharing with students but with appropriate mix of scholarships to enable students pay prescribed fees. The paper indicated that participatory governance is appropriate in administering universities because of its capacity to involve relevant stakeholders in decision-making. The paper highlighted that, teaching and research in Nigerian Universities are not responsive to employers' requirements; and new policy initiatives geared towards ameliorating the situation are hampered by shortage of staff, inadequate funding and poor physical facilities. The paper found that gender inequality in higher education is a social problem which has necessitated the creation of centres for mainstreaming gender in the system. The study concluded that for Universities and other higher educational institutions in Nigeria to remain self-reliant, self-steering and able to survive in a competitive world; various higher education policies should be effectively institutionalized and operationalised.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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