Journal of Organisational Studies and Innovation
Vol. 2, no.1, Winter, 2015
Impact of Principal Officers on Nigerian University Education
Adeniyi Temitope Adetunji
Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, UK
Abstract: This paper reviews and evaluates the contribution of four major articles that have focused on the development of university education in Nigeria. They are all recent articles in the field of Nigerian university education. Most of these articles have focused on identifying problems in the system and creating possible solutions to these problems on the surface. However, their solutions have generated further problems, putting quality into question. However, this paper is not interested in identifying problems from the surface of an event nor in creating solutions to such problems at a glance: rather, it takes a critical realist approach to understand the cause of the problem leading to an event for which a solution has been created by these four articles. The methodological approach is to understand how the agents contribute to the challenges faced by Nigerian university education. Therefore, it is recommended that government should play a role in making agents’ efforts more relevant in developing students. Principal officers should be supplied with the necessary tools that will gear them to think and commit to teaching and learning activities.
Keywords: Principal Officers, University, Education, Critical realism, Nigeria.