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Challenges facing university education in Nigeria: The way forward

CT Salako

Abstract


This paper examined challenges facing university education in Nigeria and the way forward. Some of the challenges include inadequate financing, deteriorated infrastructure, brain-drain and university autonomy. Based on the findings, it was recommended that government should allocate more funds to the universities so that they can be more effective in their day-to-day operations. The universities on their own part should establish and equip a unit in their institutions solely for the purpose of generating funds internally. Various stakeholders should also be encouraged to give more financial support to university education. The personal emoluments of university staff should be reviewed upward to prevent brain drain. An enabling teaching-learning environment is to be assured and the autonomy to universities would help reduce the extent of political interference in the affairs of these institutions.



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