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Title: Federal Character and Geographical Spread of Universities: Implications for Quality and Access to University Education in Nigeria
Authors: OKWORI, ADEJO
Okwori, Ada Georgina
Keywords: FEDERAL CHARACTER, GEOGRAPHICAL SPREAD, UNIVERSITY, IMPLICATIONS, QUALITY AND ACCESS, UNIVERSITY EDUCATION, NIGERIA
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: NAEP
Abstract: These researchers looked at the concept of the federal character policy which they defined as how fair and equal representation can be given to the various component units of the Nigerian society in educational, economic and other social amenities. They analysed the geographical spread of Nigerian universities from independence to date. It was discovered that the federal character policy greatly led to astronomical growth in number of universities which rose from 36 in 1998/99 to 76 in 2006. Despite this increase in the number of universities, the problem of admission and educational gap continue to linger on as great problems in our education sector. It was discovered that the increase in number of universities has far-reaching impact on merit and standard, provision of facilities and even on management which ultimately affect the quality of our university graduates. Access to university education is not easy to come by as high charges by various private and state universities are not within the reach of our poor parents. The paper concluded by suggesting that the proliferation of universities should be checked and that the existing universities be expanded, well funded to provide facilities for quality university education.
URI: http://bsuir.bsum.edu.ng:8080/jspui/handle/11409/374
ISSN: 978-36442-9-5
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