Private University Education in Nigeria: Successes and Failures

By Gaius Anonaba Umahi.

Published by The International Journal of Educational Organization and Leadership

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With the birth of the first three private Universities in Nigeria in 1999, the industry has grown to about 61 as at 2015. While some of these are owned by religious organizations, others are owned by rich individuals. The entrance of the private universities brought relief to many Nigerians especially among the high and middle class who have since patronized most of these universities. The main argument against the existing public universities revolve around the incessant strikes which normally truncated academic teaching and learning and thus raising questions about such graduates’ capabilities both nationally and internationally. However, while it is true that the emergence of the private universities was greeted with ovation, it seems that some current indices suggest otherwise. This paper, using the secondary and Participant observation methods of inquiry, evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of private universities in Nigeria

Keywords: Private University, Education, Nigeria, Success, Failure

The International Journal of Educational Organization and Leadership, Volume 22, Issue 4, December, 2015, pp.1-10. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: June 26, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 418.397KB)).

Dr. Gaius Anonaba Umahi

Teacher and Director, Pre-degree Program, Babcock University, Ilishan, Ogun, Nigeria