An assessment on provision of recreational facilities in Nigerian universities In the 21st century

Dr. S. B. C. Iheanacho, Dr. E. E. Ikpeme, Idris A. Saba

Abstract


This paper is an assessment of provision recreational sports facilities in Nigerian Universities in the 21st Century. The researcher having seen that adequate sports facility is an essential element in the effective delivery of sports program in Nigerian Universities, assessed some basic facilities in the first generation and some second generation Universities respectively. The data revealed that Nigerian Universities do not have sporting facilities befitting their status especially the second generation Universities. The paper went further to present some basic considerations for the provision of recreational sport facilities in Nigerian Universities. The role of Universities in the provision of recreational facilities was equally discussed in the paper. Finally, the paper recommends among others that Federal Government should declare a state of emergency on sporting facilities in Nigerian Universities because of the commonality in the problem of inadequacy and unavailability of standard recreational sports facilities in virtually all the Universities in Nigeria.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/jpag.v3i1.3380

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