PERCEPTIONS OF THE FUNDING OF PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA AND ISSUES OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

PERCEPTIONS OF THE FUNDING OF PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA AND ISSUES OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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PERCEPTIONS OF THE FUNDING OF PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA AND ISSUES OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT



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ABSTRACT
This study investigates perception of the funding of public universities in Nigeria and issues of educational development. It specifically analyze the trend of Budgeting Allocations to Nigerian Universities (1998-2017); compare the funding of university education in Nigerian with some countries in Africa and examine the implications of budget allocation on university education.
Descriptive survey and qualitative research design was adopted by this study and the target population comprised of Academic staff union of university and Senior Non-Academic Staff of Olabisi Onabanjo University. Primary Data were generated through questionnaire and analyzed using descriptive statistics of percentage with the aid of statistical package for social science while Secondary data was used to report the allocation of funds for Nigeria Tertiary.
The findings of this study revealed that the implications of budget allocation includes, decay of infrastructure, loss of varieties of research and development, brain drain of professional staff, extortion of students and deter growth in tertiary institution. It was concluded that government is not adequately funding university education in Nigeria because the budget for education does not match the required policy of UNESCO.
This study recommend that stakeholders in education which include parents, guardians, the general public, non-governmental agencies, international partners and the private sector should support and subsidize the funding of tertiary education in Nigeria and also the Federal Government should uphold the World Bank’s (1988) advice that Nigeria and thirty-eight other African countries should subject their educational system to revitalization and selective expansion policies in order to benefit from the World Bank donor countries.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER ONE: Introduction
1.1 Background to the Study
1.2 Objectives of the Study
1.3 Statement of the Problem
1.4 Research Questions
1.5 Significance of the Study
1.6 Scope of the Study
1.7 Delimitation of the Study
1.8 Definition of Terms
CHAPTER TWO: Literature Review
2.1 Theoretical Background
2.2 Conceptual Review
2.2.1 The Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria
2.2.2 Management of University Education in Nigeria
2.2.3 Funding Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria
2.2.4 Effects of Inadequate Budgetary Allocation to Universities
2.2.5 Effects of Inadequate Funding on Tertiary Institutions
2.2.6 Possible Source of Funding Higher Education in Nigeria
2.2.7 Ways of Improving the Funding of Higher Institutions in Nigeria
2.2.8 Alternative Methods of Funding Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria
2.29 Comparison of Funding of Education in Nigeria and other African Countries
2.3 Empirical Studies
2.4 Appraisal of Literature
CHAPTER THREE: Methodology
3.1 Research Design
3.2 Target Population
3.3 Sample and Sampling Techniques
3.4 Instrument
3.5 Validity of the Instrument
3.6 Reliability of the Instrument
3.7 Method of Data Collection
3.8 Procedure for Data Analysis

CHAPTER FOUR: Data Analysis and Interpretation of Results
4.1 Demographic Data of Respondents
4.2 Summary of Findings
CHAPTER FIVE: Discussion, Conclusion and Recommendations
5.1 Discussion of Findings
5.2 Conclusion
5.3 Recommendations
References
Appendix: Questionnaire

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