Nigeria University Education and the Challenges of Attaining Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS)

Silas Onuche Joel, Shehu Mustapha Liberty


University education plays a crucial role in the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda launched by the United Nations Organization (UNO) in the year 2015. In the light of the quality university education in Nigeria, this paper assesses the effect of quality university education on the attainment of SDGs, which are meant to be achieved by the year 2030. Relying on secondary data through the adoption of system theory, the paper discusses the state of university education in Nigeria, its effect on national development as well as on the realization of the SDGs. The paper found that there is poor delivery of quality university education with proclivity to global low ranking.  The paper amongst others suggest for increase in regional and global partnership on university education to boost scholarship, Information and Communication (ICT) application and curriculum development which are imperative in attaining high standard of excellence in university education.

DOI: 10.7176/EJBM/11-23-02

Publication date: August 31st 2019

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