Ugbor, Cletus Chibuike and Agodo, Theresa Chinma and Nwafor, Alphonsus Onyeachonam and Ugwuanyi, Fredrick Nwachukwu EDUCATION AS A PANACEA FOR HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA. In: Review of Education. The Institute of Education, University of Nigeria Nsukka, pp. 211-223. ISBN 978-2585-10-6

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The study examined education as a panacea for human capital development in Nigeria. Two research questions guided the study. The researchers adopted descriptive survey research design. The population of the study was all the Administrative Staff of Federal Universities in Nigeria numbering 800 comprising, Deans of Faculties, Heads of Departments, Directors of Institutes and Directors of Quality Assurance Units. Simple random sampling technique was used to draw 600 Administrative staff from 20 Federal Universities for the study. The researchers developed a questionnaire titled, "Human Capital Development and Education Questionnaire (HCDEQ) ". The instrument was validated and the reliability yielded a co-efficient of 0.85 using the Cronbach Alpha method. Mean scores and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions. The findings of the study showed that, the roles of education in human capital development in Nigeria included the acquisition of skill, knowledge and other potentialsfor human capital growthto enluutcenational development, integration of ICT into human capital in production process, development of the health sector among others. The study further revealed that, the challenges confronting, the development of human capital in Nigeria through education are, poor funding of education sector by all levels of government, high rate of brain drain, infrastructural decay in schools, and poor learning environment among others. The study recommended that adequate funding of education by the government, provision of infrastructure and adequate motivation of teachers among others, should be made to enhance human capital development in Nigeria.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts > Faculty of Law > Faculty of Management and Social Sciences > Faculty of Education
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2019 13:04
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2019 13:04

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