Higher Education in Nigeria: Challenges and the Ways Forward

Electronic Research Journal of Behavioural Sciences, Volume 3 (2020)

15 Pages Posted: 7 Oct 2020 Last revised: 20 Oct 2020

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Niyi Jacob Ogunode

Federal University Wukari, Nigeria

Abubakar Musa

Federal University Wukari, Nigeria

Date Written: September 20, 2020

Abstract

The aim of this article is to discuss the challenges facing higher education in Nigeria. The article used secondary data which was sourced from print material and online publication. The article identified inadequate funding, inadequate lecturers, inadequate infrastructural facilities, unstable academic calendar, academic corruption, insecurity, brain-drain, weak leadership, COVID-19 Challenge, poor research and poor staff development as challenges facing higher education in Nigeria. To address these challenges, the article recommended that the government should provide: adequate funding for higher institutions, employment of more lecturers, provision of adequate infrastructural facilities, ensure stable academic calendar, fight academic corruption, provide adequate security, motivate lecturers, appoint competent leadership and provide adequate ICT facilities to schools to enable them switch to online education to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on the higher institutions.

Keywords: Challenges, Higher Education

JEL Classification: 100

Suggested Citation

Ogunode, Niyi Jacob and Musa, Abubakar, Higher Education in Nigeria: Challenges and the Ways Forward (September 20, 2020). Electronic Research Journal of Behavioural Sciences, Volume 3 (2020), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3695914

Niyi Jacob Ogunode (Contact Author)

Federal University Wukari, Nigeria ( email )

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Wukari, Taraba State. 1020
Nigeria

Abubakar Musa

Federal University Wukari, Nigeria ( email )

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

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