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Higher Education in Nigeria: Challenges and Suggestions

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Nigerian higher education is plagued with many challenges. This paper discusses the various challenges facing higher education in Nigeria. To do this end, the researchers employed the use of secondary data. These data were sourced from online and print materials. Inadequate funding, corruption, inadequate infrastructural facilities, shortage of academic staff, Strike actions, Brain-drain, poor research, weak administrators and insecurity. To resolve the challenges facing higher education in Nigeria, the following have been recommended: adequate funding of higher education, employment of more academic staff, provision of adequate infrastructural facilities, motivation of academic staff, appointment of qualified administrators, fight all forms of corruption in higher institutions, provision of adequate security in all higher institutions and implementation all agreement with union groups.

Abstract

Nigerian higher education is plagued with many challenges. This paper discusses the various challenges facing higher education in Nigeria. To do this end, the researchers employed the use of secondary data. These data were sourced from online and print materials. Inadequate funding, corruption, inadequate infrastructural facilities, shortage of academic staff, Strike actions, Brain-drain, poor research, weak administrators and insecurity. To resolve the challenges facing higher education in Nigeria, the following have been recommended: adequate funding of higher education, employment of more academic staff, provision of adequate infrastructural facilities, motivation of academic staff, appointment of qualified administrators, fight all forms of corruption in higher institutions, provision of adequate security in all higher institutions and implementation all agreement with union groups.

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Challenges
Lecturers
Education
Higher education

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Monday, O. M., & Mallo, G. D. (2021). Higher Education in Nigeria: Challenges and Suggestions. Middle European Scientific Bulletin, 16. Retrieved from http://cejsr.academicjournal.io/index.php/journal/article/view/711
  • Submitted
    10 September 2021
  • Revised
    10 September 2021
  • Published
    10 September 2021