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The gap between the demand for and supply of university education in Nigeria (1979 - 2002).

Oyebade, S.A.; Keshinro, O.A.

Abstract:
This study investigated into the factors responsible for the wide demand-supply gap in university admissions and funding in Nigeria between 1979 and 2002. Data were gathered from published records from the National Universities' Commission (NUC), university records, journals, research reports and texts. The data were analysed using percentages and ratios. It was found that a wide demand-supply gap was recurrent during the period studied because of: applicants' prioritisation of university education over attending non-university higher education institutions; inadequate funding; the explosion created by the graduates of universal basic education applying for university education and poor education planning. It was recommended that government sustains the policy of deregulation of higher education. Also, suggestions included increased funding, better planning and ensuring effective open and distance learning systems.

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Document Title: The gap between the demand for and supply of university education in Nigeria (1979 - 2002).
Journal: Kampala International University Research Digest
Volume: 1
Issue: 1
No. of Pages: 60 - 67


Document Type:Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:National Systems and Comparative Studies
Country:Nigeria
Keywords:Admission, Admission Policies, Access to Higher Education, Academic Planning, Higher Education Studies, Higher Education Institutions HEI s, Demand for Higher Education, Nigeria, Universities


File Size:66 KB
Rights:Permission granted by authors and publisher
Date Added:17 April 2008


Oyebade, S.A.; Keshinro, O.A. (2007). The gap between the demand for and supply of university education in Nigeria (1979 - 2002).Kampala International University Research Digest.vol.1(1) pp.60-67