An empirical analysis of the factors influencing the private cost of teacher education in south-western Nigeria

  • Agbolade Babatunde Giwa
  • Nurudeen Adebayo Sheu


This study investigated the determinants of private cost of university education in the south-western, Nigeria. This study adopted descriptive survey research  design of ex-post facto type. This is because the variables being investigated cannot be controlled by the investigator as the event had occurred. Besides, the  researcher essentially described a phenomenon that was already in existence. Stratified random technique was used to sample 2, 212 through research  instrument titled” “Private Cost of Teacher Education Inventory (PCTEI). Data collected were analyzed using z-test Statistic and Regression Analysis. The study  revealed significant variation in the private cost of university education due to ownership, gender, residential type and the type institution. Further, programme of  study did not reveal strong effect on private cost of university education. Consequently, there is every need for teacher education programmes to be subsidized to  ameliorate the private cost burden either by increasing the subvention or award of bursaries and scholarships to students 


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