Managing Cross-Border Tertiary Education in an Era of Economic Recession in Nigeria

Emmanuel C. Ibara


Cross- border tertiary education can be described as the movement of people, knowledge, programmes, providers, curricula, projects, research and services in higher education across national or regional jurisdictional borders.  Cross border higher education is a step in aligning education to international standards and being responsive to the impact of globalisation. The mobility of students, academic exchange programmes, knowledge and even values has been part of tertiary education for centuries, but it has recently grown at an unprecedented level .Given the limited resources occasioned by the current economic recession in Nigeria, it is imperative that cross border tertiary institutions appreciate the potential for establishing regional networks to compete with other regions of the world.  This paper, therefore, discusses cross border tertiary education in the Nigerian context and the impact of economic recession on tertiary institutions in Nigeria. It also proffers some management initiatives aimed at providing effective response to the impact of economic recession on cross border tertiary education in Nigeria, and concludes that tertiary institutions can take advantage of these management initiatives to foster intellectual advancement that could contribute to the realisation of the broader goals of cross- border tertiary education in a recessed Nigerian economy.

Keywords: Managing; Cross border; Education; Recession; Economy,

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