Partnering for Education Finance in Nigeria

Charles M. Ogbodo, Sunday I. Efanga

Abstract


Education financing has been an intractable problem especially in developing countries. In Nigeria it is currently a burning issue as concerned stakeholders are expressing alarm over what has now become a crisis. This paper addresses the issues of partnering in funding education as a way of bringing about educational development. It examines the history of education financing in Nigeria highlighting the partnerships that were formed in this regard. It also reviews education funding patterns in India and the United States of America drawing relevant lessons from Nigeria. The paper also analyses the characteristics of education as a good means of finding justification for recommending a tripartite funding model for education in Nigeria.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/jse.v4i1.4977

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