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Vol.2/No.3/2018

QUALITATIVE TERTIARY EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA: UNIVERSITY EDUCATION IN FOCUS

1 Sooter Tombowua
2 Joseph Eev

1 Department of Early Childhood Care and Education
College of Education, Katsina-Ala
2 Department of General Studies Education

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Abstract
Nigeria, like other countries of the world, recognizes education as the major instrument for effecting sustainable development. Tertiary education is critical for social, economic and political development of Nigeria. The goals of education can only be fully attained if quality delivery is rendered in tertiary education in Nigeria. Tertiary education of good quality is critical for Nigeria to become globally competitive and achieve sustainable development. This paper identifies and discusses the challenges of quality in tertiary education in Nigeria. The paper recommends that the Nigerian government should spend up to 26 percent of her budgetary allocation on education as recommended by UNESCO. Beside reform in existing tertiary education, institutions of higher learning in Nigeria should employ more lecturers to match the students’ population.

Keywords: Quality, Tertiary Education, University and Sustainable Development.

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