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ERIC Number: EJ842107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0952-8733
Restructuring as a Panacea for the Sustainable Development of the Nigerian University System
Arikewuyo, M. Olalekan
Higher Education Policy, v22 n2 p245-257 Jun 2009
The Nigerian university system, in spite of its astronomical growth in size, has been beset by a barrage of problems, which are threatening its ability to perform the traditional roles of teaching, research and services. Such problems as highlighted in this paper include: unplanned expansion leading to proliferation of both private and public universities; deterioration of physical facilities; student unrest; inability to absorb all qualified candidates; under funding; industrial unrest, occasioned by incessant strikes by academic and non-academic staff and brain drain, to mention a few. Since the emergence of the Fourth Republic in 1999, various stakeholders in the education sector have been expressing concern on the need to reposition the university system in Nigeria. This paper therefore proposes restructuring in the areas of staffing "vis-a-vis" the population of academic and non-academic staff, pattern of funding and admission procedures, as it affects the relevance of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board; the quality of teaching and learning in the universities; checking the proliferation of public and private universities and finally the formal training of university administrators, as some of the panacea that are imperative for the sustainable development of university education in Nigeria. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria