Comparative Analysis of Facilities Management Strategies for Sustainable Development in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions

Timothy Olugbemiga Adewolu, Catherine Olubukola Asaolu


Nigerian tertiary institutions due to their ownership and management thresholds, have divergent policies for the management of building facilities. This reveals the rationale behind different management strategies during their life cycles. A comparative study is therefore needed for the sustainable strategies adopted in the management of the facilities and buildings developed by private owned institutions and government owned. It is against this background that this paper assessed a comparative analysis of facilities available, the level of efficiency of the facilities, the challenges associated with the  facilities as well as the management strategies adopted by both private and public tertiary institutions. The opinions of staff and students of Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo and Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji were sampled through structured questionnaires. The data were quantitatively analysed and the results presented. The challenges associated with the facilities are maintenance and management, quality of construction, response to complaint, lack of funding, natural disaster, procurement issues and storage system. The paper recommends effective management strategies towards the sustainability of tertiary institution’s facilities, thereby achieving the overall goals; more funding in both institutions and a budget for the management of facilities;out-sourcing; establishment of institutional Estate Maintenance Unit separated from the works unit; internet access.

Keywords:Sustainability, facilities management, maintenance, private, public, tertiary institution

DOI: 10.7176/CER/15-3-01

Publication date:August 31st 2023

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