Effectiveness of University Education and Globalisation in South Western Nigeria: The Nexus
Akinola Oluwatoyin Bolanle (PhD), Adedapo Adelokun (PhD); Osungbohun Adeola

Globalisation and university education are generally perceived to be related, with the relationship resulting to university effectiveness. There have been contradictory findings on the effectiveness of Nigerian universities. This study therefore examined the areas of globalisation, particularly as regards information, communication and technology (ICT) as the index of globalisation in Nigerian universities. It also investigated the relationship between globalization and university effectiveness in terms of performance and outcomes. Descriptive survey research design (using the quantitative and qualitative approaches) was employed for this study. Three federal universities were purposively chosen as sample for the study; based on the age of the institutions (oldest) and National Universities Commission (N.U.C) ranking in terms of their effectiveness when compared with other federal universities. Multi-stage sampling procedure was used to select respondents for the study. Three self-designed research instruments: two questionnaires and a semi structured interview guide were used to collect data. The study concluded that there is a significant positive relationship between globalization and university effectiveness in Nigeria.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jehd.v9n3a10