Universities are viewed in many African countries as critical institutions for development where a wide range of subjects are taught to a high level thus producing a corps of educated elites to serve the community and the entire nation. Because of the down-ward trend in the quality of Nigeria’s higher education system, the government of Nigeria initiated a Higher Education Policy Reforms to infuse quality into the university system in order to bring back its old glory in line with international standards. This study identified some major factors that affect the quality of Nigeria’s university system, one of which is poor university funding which have impinged on provision of human and physical resources, poor students output. Other factors impinging quality examined in this study are the curriculum and effective teaching. This study adopted a qualitative research approach. Primary and Secondary data were collected and analysed using inferential statistics such as regression analysis, chi-square and t-test. The result showed that poor funding of higher education has a multiplier effect on quality of university education in Nigeria. The paper concluded by asking for government intervention in education with particular attention on finance.
|Keywords:||Academic Quality, University Strikes, Job Market Assessment, Funding|
Associate Professor and Head of Department, Department of Educational Administration and Planning, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun, Nigeria
Senior Lecturer, Educational Management, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria
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