Analysis Of The Educational Facilities In Southern Universities In Nigeria
Academic Leadership - Online Journal,
Vol. 8 No. 2 (2007): Vol-8-Issue-2-February-2007
The educational system in Nigeria has witnessed tremendous expansion within the last two decades in
the midst of limited resources and dilapidated educational facilities. The education sector has not
enjoyed a fair share of the total recurrent and capital expenditure of the federal Government, despite
the 26% recommended by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
(UNESCO).The high priority accorded education according to Longe (1985), has partly been due to the
view of education as an investment.
The national goal of developing the educational system in such a way as to provide a satisfactory flow
of men and women capable, of acquiring the skills necessary to exploit to the fullest, the natural
resources of the country makes it imperative for facilities to be abundantly available in universities.
Buildings are needed to shelter staff and students, laboratory facilities are needed to generate
manipulative skills in students, sports/games facilities are needed to develop the mental, social and
physical aspects of the students.