Impediments to development administration process in Nigeria

  • Thomas Alama Etalong
  • Aloysius Tochukwu Aduma
Keywords: Development, Administration, Development administration, Impediments, Nigeria.


Development administration is an integral part of a system that facilitates the wellbeing and smooth operation of that system to achieve desired result. Development administration helps in strengthening the administrative processes and structures in an organization for effective and efficient service delivery. The main thrust of the research is to examine the factors impeding development administration process in Nigeria with particular reference to the education sector in Nigeria. The research adopted a purposive sampling technique where thirty (30) respondents were purposively selected from the Federal Education Quality Assurance Service (FEQAS), while twenty eight (28) copies of questionnaire were returned. The result from the analysis revealed that there is infrastructural decay in the educational sector, as such it affects the smooth implementation of development administration process in Nigeria; the following factors impede development administration process in Nigeria - corruption, low budgetary allocation, lack of accountability/greed and weak/lack of adequate manpower; and, that Federal Education Quality Assurance Services is currently applying the tools of development administration in the areas of evaluation, coordination and monitoring. The study recommended adequate provision of infrastructure; elimination of corruption; increase in budgetary allocation to 26% as prescribed by UNESCO; elimination of greed and enthronement of accountability and sufficient manpower; and, continued utilization of development administration tools by Federal Education Quality Assurance Service and other relevant agencies. 


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