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A Consideration of the adequacy of teaching facilities in the universities of the South Western Zone of Nigeria.

Bakare, T.V.

Abstract:
The Nigerian University system has grown in number, infrastructure as well as in enrolment since the establishment of the first University College in Ibadan in 1948. At present, according to the National Universities Commission (NUC, 2009), there are 95 Universities (27 Federal, 34 State and 34 Private) in the three categories of Federal, State and Private in Nigeria. The major question is: 'As the number of institutions continue to increase, are the facilities also commensurately increasing? ' The purpose of the study was therefore to investigate the availability, adequacy and condition of facilities in these Universities in the South West of Nigeria. It has been established that the status of facilities in Institutions affect the quality of education Omotayo (2008). Studies have also shown that there is positive correlation between students' high achievement and school facilities (Earthman, 2002; Adeogun, 1999) and research has shown that these affect the morale of students. The research was survey in design and purposively sampled Universities under the three categories, using random sampling technique to select and administer the instrument (a 25-item questionnaire and Observation Schedule) to a total of 300 students in the three tertiary Institutions. Data collected were analysed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Among the findings was that even though facilities were generally available, they were largely not in good condition and this is having a negative effect on the morale of the students in these institutions. It was suggested, among others, that better maintenance culture be developed in order to add value to education, guarantee quality and encourage sustainable national development.

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Title of Paper: A Consideration of the adequacy of teaching facilities in the universities of the South Western Zone of Nigeria.
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Document Type:Conference Paper (Not Peer Reviewed)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:Finance and Physical Resources
Country:Nigeria
Keywords:Facilities, Financial Constraint, Higher Education and Development, Teaching Materials, Teaching Quality, Universities, Nigeria


File Size:172 KB
Rights:Permission granted by editors
Date Added:26 August 2009


Bakare, T.V. (2009). A Consideration of the adequacy of teaching facilities in the universities of the South Western Zone of Nigeria.Paper presented at HERPNET-KIU International Conference on Research in African Higher Education for Sustainable Development, Kampala.