International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Time and Change: Development of Private Universities in Nigeria
Okoro Ngozi Priscilla PhD; Okoro, Edwin O.

The increasing complexity of the Nigerian society as a result of social changes has affected the educational institution, most especially, the tertiary level of education. The Federal Government has introduced some novel practices to contend these pressures one of which is the privatization of higher education for standards and quality; increased access and better funding to meet the needs of globalization and the deregulation of hitherto publicly managed organizations. This article explores the relationship between public and private university education in Nigeria. The paper is divided into three sections. The first section analyses the historical development of the private university education in Nigeria. The second section analyses the justification for the establishment of private university institutions. The third section examines the challenges facing private university education in Nigeria and the fourth section discusses the various recommendations for quality assurance in the private university education.

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