Need for Adequate Funding in the Administration of Secondary Education in Nigeria
Funding is considered all over the world as the life wire that propels the educational sector towards achieving her objectives. The paper focuses on the need for adequate funding of secondary education in Nigeria. Emphases were laid on the alternative sources of funding for secondary schools as well as the consequences of inadequate funding on secondary school such as infrastructural decay, high cost of education, low level of staff commitment. Influence of adequate funding on secondary education such as infrastructural development, employment of quality teachers was also highlighted. The study also discussed the reasons for inadequate financing of secondary education among which is population explosion and lack of adequate planning. The techniques for proper financial management were also identified. It was concluded that proper funding plays a significant role in the achievement of the objectives of secondary education in the country. It was therefore recommended that the government should be committed to the funding of secondary education through adequate budgetary allocation while the private sector should also contribute to schools development as part of their corporate social responsibility.
Keywords: Funding, Secondary, Education, Budget, Administration