Commercialisation of Tertiary Education as a Correlate of Economic Recession in Nigeria

IGBINEDION, Doye Angela, DIETTE-SPIFF, Mercy Inekiengha C.


This study examined commercialisation of tertiary education as a correlate of economic recession in Nigeria. The study adopted a correlational survey design. The Taro Yamane’s formula was employed to draw the sample of 322 lecturers from the purposively chosen two federal universities using the convenience sampling technique. Data collecting instrument was the researcher’s structured questionnaire that was face validated by three experts. Data were analysed using the Pearsons’ correlation coefficient and linear regression. Findings revealed among others very high relationship between commercialization of tertiary education and economic recession in Nigeria. Based on the findings, some recommendations were made among which was the intensification of quality assurance mechanisms of the tertiary education system by the various commissions responsible for the programme to ensure quality manpower.

Keywords: Commercialisation, tertiary education, economic, economic recession, Nigeria

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/10-2-17

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