University Leadership and Management of Research for National Transformation of Nigeria

Charlie , Nwekeaku


Research and development are among the key functions of a university the world over ,including Nigeria. The objective of this study was to find out how the leadership of Nigerian Universities had stimulated research for national transformation of the country. Secondary data, generated through documentary reading, was used for analysis, while systems approach was adopted as a frame work of analysis. It was discovered that universities are yet to realize this goal essentially because of poor, inept, autocratic and dictatorial leadership. They rely essentially on government subventions. It is recommended that a contingency oriented vice-chancellor will harness both human and material resources, carry every unit along, generate more resources, get cooperation of all for industrial harmony, which is conducive for research and development that ensures national transformation.

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