An Assessment of Contributions of Non-degree, Part-time University Programs to the Achievement of Education for All and the Millennium Development Goals

By Oyeyemi Ololade Aitokhuehi, Supo Jegede and John Olusola Ojo-Ajibare.

Published by Journal of the World Universities Forum

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The demands of Lifelong Learning (LLL) and Education For All (EFA) pose new challenges to the University. Ensuring the success of EFA and LLL necessitates more than the creation of additional degrees and post-graduate programs. The demand cannot be accommodated by admitting more undergraduate students. The major challenge for the University concerns the incorporation of thousands of non-matriculated individuals, both young and old, who seek to advance their knowledge base. This demands the introduction of professional and non-degree programs that cater to this population. The University of Lagos has taken some steps in this direction through the establishment of the Human Resources Development Committee, which caters for non-degree-seeking students. The focus of this study is to ascertain the extent to which the programs run by this establishment have contributed to the achievement of EFA and the Millennium Development Goals.

Keywords: Assessment, Contributions, University Non-degree Part-time Programmes, Education for All (EFA), Millenium Development Goals (MDGs)

Journal of the World Universities Forum, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp.21-29. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 457.827KB).

Oyeyemi Ololade Aitokhuehi

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Adult Education, University of Lagos, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

Mrs. Oyeyemi Aitokhuehi is an assistant lecturer and a Ph.D student in the Department of Adult Education, University of Lagos, Nigeria. Her research interests include economics and management of adult education; research and statistics; and psychology of adult learning.

Prof. Supo Jegede

Professor, Department of Adult Education, University of Lagos, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

Prof. Supo Jegede is a professor in the Department of Adult Education, University of Lagos. He was a former head of the Department of Mass Education Directorate for Social Mobilisation (MAMSER), Lagos State, Nigeria. He was a former Assistant Coordinator and later coordinator of the Sandwich Programme of the Faculty of Education, University of Lagos. He was also a former Acting Head of the Department of Adult Education and currently Deputy Director of the Institute of Continuing Education of the same University. He is involved in NGO activities, and the president of the Association for Education and Empowerment (ASSEEMP).

Dr. John Olusola Ojo-Ajibare

Lecturer I, Department of Adult Education, University of Lagos, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

Dr. Ojo-Ajibare is a lecturer in the Department of Adult Education, University of Lagos. He has a strong interest in research, human resource development, and labour education. He is the former coordinator of the Professional Diploma in the Community Development, Social Work and Extension Education Programme of the Department of Adult Education. He is the Postgraduate representative for the Department of Adult Education, University of Lagos, Nigeria.

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