International Council for Education, Research and Training

Effective Pragmatic Strategies To Funding Public Universities Education In Nigeria And Its’ Benefits To The Society

Muhammad, Sule

Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, Federal University Gusau


The study examines the effective pragmatic strategies to funding public universities education in Nigeria and its’ benefits to the society. The paper discussed the overview of funding of University Education in Nigeria and the budgetary allocated to Nigerian’ educational sector from 2013 to 2022. The paper discussed the Strategies of funding Universities Education in Nigeria which are included; endowment funds, launching/appeal funds, awarding of honorary degrees, undertake researches, contracts and constantly services, undertaking part-time, remedial and long-vacation programs, alumni association, private contributors, contribution by parents/teachers’ association, reviving of governmental organization responsible of funding universities education among others. And also, the paper highlighted the impact of universities to the community. The paper concluded that; there are some avenues and strategies that universities can be used to add as sources of their funding in running of their day to day activities without totally depending of government allocation, there would be no any public or private universities that can be survive without fully funded to run their affairs smoothly in Nigeria and lastly Universities education in Nigeria were neglected by Federal Republic of Nigeria considering the priority and little amount of budgetary allocated to educational sector in Nigeria. The paper made some recommendations which are included; public universities should be granted autonomy, government should prioritize education than any other sector in Nigeria, awakening of educational philanthropists to the supporting of universities in Nigeria, and intervening of legislative members in public universities education in Nigeria among others.       

Keywords: Pragmatic Strategies, Funding, Public Universities, Education, Society.

Impact Statement

The finding of this study could be important to the Policy makers to identify the challenges facing the public Universities in Nigeria. The finding of the study will be great significant to Educational Administrators in solving problems of poor funding of public Universities in Nigeria. This could help them to easily bring the possible solutions of poor funding to public Universities in Nigeria. The finding of this study serve as great significant for further research work on the issues of Universities funding in Nigeria and provide a frame work for similar research effort in the near future. Finally, the study will provide additional literature that could enrich the existing literatures in the area of University funding in Nigeria.

About The Author

Sule MUHAMMAD was born on 21st February, 1987. Having M. Ed Social Studies Education (in view) at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, B. Ed Social Studies Education at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (2013), and Nigeria Certificate in Education (N.C.E.) Social Studies & Islamic Studies at Zamfara State College of Education Maru (2006), Graduate Diploma in Computer Studies at Usmanu Danfodiyo University consultancy services Sokoto (2009), SSCE at Sambo Secondary school Gusau (2003) and Primary Certificate at Tudun Wada model primary school Gusau (1997) married 2017. I am now an assistant lecturer Department of Educational Foundations, Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State, Nigeria. I am also a course facilitator teaching B. Ed Social Studies at National Teachers Institute Kaduna, Gusau centre, Zamfara state, Nigeria. Having some publications; articles, conferences, and Workshops.  



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