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Sustainable basic education transformation through public-private partnership in Nigeria

Abdullah, Siti Alida John and Abdullahi, Danjuma and Abdulsomad, Kamaruddin (2014) Sustainable basic education transformation through public-private partnership in Nigeria. Journal of Governance and Development, 10. pp. 183-200. ISSN 2289-4756

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Private organizations are now becoming the most important actors in provision of quality education in Nigeria.Government finance is complemented by inputs from external partners such as NGOs, development partners, communities, household, religious institutions and private companies.Though public sector remains an important player in providing education services to the masses but due to economic recession the budgetary allocation to education is fluctuating which is affecting quality education there by denying populace rights to basic education leading to problems such as prostitution, armed robbery, kidnapping, rise and activities of such groups such as Boko Haram and Niger Delta militancy. The paper examines roles of public-private partnership in providing alternative option as well as challenges of private sector partnership in education finance for the achievement of education for all in 2015 and attainment of aims and objectives of millennium development goals.The paper relied on content analysis such as text books, journals and reports on the activities of public-private partnership.The findings revealed that the relationship between private provision of education and educational quality is positive, which means that private sector can deliver high quality education at cheaper rate and minimize corruption. The paper suggests increase in public-private participation to enhance effective and quality education in Nigeria.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainable public sector, public-private partnership, basic education
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr. Siti Alida John Abdullah
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2014 02:48
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2014 02:48
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/11878

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