Nigerian Universities and their Sustainability: Challenges and Way Forward

11 Pages Posted: 10 Nov 2020

Date Written: September 20, 2020


This paper highlights the concept, characteristics, and the importance of University education in the development and production of manpower for the socio-political and economic advancement of the nation. The paper also discusses the various challenges confronting the University education in Nigeria which range from lack of sound strategic plan, poor leadership, ineffective teaching and learning, poor researching activities, inadequate infrastructure facilities, poor funding, unfavorable internal and international outlook or reputation (staff, students, and research), academic corruption and fraud, low international ranking and lack of modern laboratories. The paper, therefore, recommended that government should increase the funding of the Universities education to enable the administrators of Universities in Nigeria to provide necessary infrastructural facilities needed by the Universities, more funds should also be allocated to the research program of the Universities to enable them to carry out researches while academic corruption and fraud should be fought to the grass root by the enactment of the signing of riot act of academic ethics.

Keywords: University education, Challenges, University sustainability

JEL Classification: 100

Suggested Citation

Ogunode, Niyi Jacob, Nigerian Universities and their Sustainability: Challenges and Way Forward (September 20, 2020). Available at SSRN: or

Niyi Jacob Ogunode (Contact Author)

Federal University Wukari, Nigeria ( email )

20, Katsina Ala Road
PMB 1020
Wukari, Taraba State. 1020

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