Access to Higher Education in Nigeria: The University of Calabar at a Glance

Chris C. Chukwurah

Abstract


The need for meaningful access to university education has recently become indisipensible in Nigeria as a result of population increase and volume of awareness of the role of the university education in the development of the individual and the nation at large. Admission policies of Nigerian universities of recent has been so dissatisfactory to Nigerian public as many applicants are subjected to rigorous texts and expenditures for non-existing spaces in the universities. This paper therefore, examined the University of Calabar in order to identify the factors that militate against candidates access to higher education. Five research hypotheses were tested at .05 level of significance. 200 respondents were used as the population for the study. 75 lecturers and 125 students were used. Findings revealed among others, that; Post UME screening is not favourable to most candidates seeking access to university education in Nigeria. That quota system policy of university admission is not favourable to non—indigenes of the state. Based on the findings few recommendations were proferred, among which is, that Nigerian government should formulate admission policies that would give every Nigerian candidate access to university education.
Key words: Access; Higher Education; University; Calabar and Glance

Résumé: La nécessité d'un accès significatif à l'enseignement universitaire est devenu récemment indisipensible au Nigéria en raison de la croissance démographique et la prise de conscience du rôle de la formation universitaire dans le développement de l'individu et de la nation dans son ensemble.Les politiques d'admission des universités nigériennes de ces dernières années ont été si insatisfaisantes aux yeux du public nigérien que beucoup de candidats sont soumis à des textes rigoureux et devraient payer pour les espaces non-existants dans les universités.Cet article a donc examiné l'Université de Calabar dans le but d'identifier les facteurs qui militent contre l'accès des candidats à l'enseignement supérieur. Cinq hypothèses de recherche ont été testés à un niveau de signification de 0,05 degré. 200 répondants ont été enquêtés comme les sujets de l'étude, dont 75 professeurs et 125 étudiants. Les résultats ont révélé, entre autres, que le post UME dépistage n'est pas favorable à la plupart des candidats qui cherchent à accéder à l'enseignement universitaire au Nigéria. Cette politique du système de quotas d'admission à l'université n'est pas favorable aux non-indigènes de l'état. Sur la base des conclusions, quelques recommandations ont été présentées, parmi lesquelles, on voit que le gouvernement nigérien devrait formuler des politiques d'admission qui donneraient accès à tous les candidats du Nigéria à l'enseignement universitaire.
Mots-clés: Accès; Enseignement supérieur; Université; Coup d'oeuil sur Calabar

Keywords


Access; Higher Education; University; Calabar and Glance ;Accès; Enseignement supérieur; Université; Coup d'oeuil sur Calabar

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fj.css.1923669720110703.017

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