Using Budgetary Allocations to Achieve Quality Assurance in Nigerian Universities: The Cost Estimates


This paper attempts to estimate the costs of realizing Quality Assurance through budgetary allocation mechanism in Nigerian universities. The Federal Republic of Nigeria (2013, p. 70) recently adopted 26% (UNESCO minimum standard) as a basis of eliminating deficiencies for realizing education imperatives such as QA vis-à-vis sub-Saharan African countries. However, this study analyzed budgetary allocation mechanism and discovered conformance (to the 26%) costs of: 10% (2013); 11% (2014); 11% (2015); 8% (2016); 7% (20117); 7% (2018); and, a nonconformance costs estimates of: -16% (2013); -16% (2014); -15% (2015); -18% (2016); -19% (2017); -18% (2018). Consequently, the paper suggests adoption of more pragmatic funding approach, by both authorities and their private partnerships, in order to actualize education imperatives like the QA) in the school system.

Keywords: 26% minimum standard, Budgetary Allocation, Quality Assurance, conformance costs, nonconformance costs

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