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EXPANSION OF TERTIARY INSTITUTION IN NIGERIA

EXPANSION OF TERTIARY INSTITUTION IN NIGERIA

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THE CHRONOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF THE
EXPANSION OF TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS
IN NIGERIA
THE CHRONOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF THE
EXPANSION OF TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS
IN NIGERIA

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THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY(MPA 813)ASSIGNMENT ONTHE CHRONOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF THEEXPANSION OF TERTIARY INSTITUTIONSIN NIGERIASUBMITTED TODR. DICKSON ORIAKHIDEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE ANDPUBLIC ADMINISTRATIONFACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCESUNIVERSITY OF BENINBENIN CITYBYGROUP AMPA 12007 / 2008 SESSION
 
INTRODUCTION
Nigeria is a federation of 36 States and a Federal Capital Territory (FCT).Each State is made up of a number of Local Government Areas (LGAs), decidedby its population and other considerations. The constitution of the FederalRepublic of Nigeria defines for each of the three tiers of government, Federal,State and Local Government, a set of functions and services; it is expected toperform with respect to governance. But the constitution also identified a number of services it describes as concurrent as opposed to exclusive list for federal andstate governments respectively. Education is one of those services on theconcurrent list. Education is central to development. It empowers people andstrengthens nations. It is a powerful “equalizer”, opening doors to all to liftthemselves out of poverty. It is critical to the world’s attainment of the Millennium  Development Goals (MDGs).Two of the eight MDGs pertain to education—namely, universal primarycompletion and gender parity in primary and secondary schooling. Moreover,education—especially girls’ education—has a direct and proven impact on thegoals related to child and reproductive health and environmental sustainability.Education also promotes economic growth, national productivity and innovation,and values of democracy and social cohesion.Investment in education benefits the individual, society, and the world as awhole. Broad-based education of good quality is among the most powerfulinstruments known to reduce poverty and inequality. With proven benefits for personal health, it also strengthens nations’ economic health by laying thefoundation for sustained economic growth. For individuals and nations, it is key to
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creating, applying, and spreading knowledge—and thus to the development of dynamic, globally competitive economies. It is also fundamental for theconstruction of democratic societies.Knowledge and advanced skills are critical determinants of a country'seconomic growth and standard of living as learning outcomes are transformedinto goods and services, greater institutional capacity, a more effective publicsector, a stronger civil society, and a better investment climate. Good quality,merit-based, equitable, efficient tertiary education and research are essentialparts of this transformation. Both developing and industrial countries benefit fromthe dynamic of the knowledge economy. The capacity for countries to adopt,disseminate, and maximize rapid technological advances is dependent onadequate systems of tertiary education. Improved and accessible tertiaryeducation and effective national innovations systems can help a developingcountry progress toward sustainable achievements in the MillenniumDevelopment Goals, particularly those goals which relates to all levels of education, health, and gender equity.Tertiary education, is referred to as third stage, third level, and post-secondary education, is the educational level following the completion of a schoolproviding asecondary education,such as ahigh school,secondary school, or  gymnasium.Colleges,universities,institutes of technologyand polytechnics are the main institutions that provide tertiary education (sometimes knowncollectively as tertiary institutions). Tertiary education generally culminates in the
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