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Transforming higher education system in Nigeria for sustainable development.

Olaleye, Adedayo O.

Abstract:
With the unacceptably large number of school age children not enrolled in school and products of Nigerian Universities and other tertiary institutions generally rated as ill- prepared for the labour market, it is obvious that all is not well with the nation's educational system. This state of education in Nigeria calls for reform and rejuvenation since we cannot hope to achieve development except all Nigerians have unrestricted access to education so as to appreciate the imperative of sustainable democracy. This becomes important particularly when quality education provision is core to the key object of NEEDS II and the Seven-point Agenda of the Yar'Adua administration, It is equally germane to the attainment of both the Millennium Development Goals and the Vision 20:20-20. This study obtains data through the literature, internet, interview, and focus group discussions. It is a discriptive survey of the higher educational system in Nigeria. The paper examines the policies, the reforms, the problems and the prospects for a virile as well as sustainable educational system in Nigeria. It would provide the oppurtunity for policy makers, educational professionals, key stakeholders and development partners to evaluate various options and mutually agree on the neccessary strategies and actions to enhance the rejuvenation of the education sector.

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Title of Paper: Transforming higher education system in Nigeria for sustainable development.
Conference Name: HERPNET-KIU International Conference on Research in African Higher Education for Sustainable Development.
Conference Date: 2009-08-20
Published as Proceedings: no


Date:2009
Document Type:Conference Paper (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Contributory Studies and Research Approaches
Country:Nigeria
Keywords:Sustainable Development, Education Systems, Development of Higher Education, Nigeria, Transformation, Transformation of Higher Education


File Size:69 KB
Rights:Permission granted by editors
Date Added:24 August 2009


Olaleye, Adedayo O. (2009). Transforming higher education system in Nigeria for sustainable development.Paper presented at HERPNET-KIU International Conference on Research in African Higher Education for Sustainable Development, Kampala.