Dr. Umar Muhammad
Department of Educational Foundations (Educational Administration and Planning), Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria
University Education as the most important level of education in the country provides stability in the various sectors of the economy through its key functions of teaching, learning, research, and community development. It is this level of education that assists in re-positioning the entire sectors of the economy through the provision of adequate manpower in order to achieve her socio-economic-political and national development objectives. Role of University-Private Partnership for Quality Education Through Increasing Access to University Education for Economic Stability In Nigeria. There is no doubt that series of reform efforts have been made by the Federal Government of Nigeria to reposition Nigerian Universities, but a stronger positive political will and financial support are seriously and urgently needed for our Universities to strive and meet up with their global expectation and challenges This is even compounded by the emergence of the new knowledge economy and globalization where ideas and knowledge are processed exchanged and shared globally. In line with this, it was recommended that Universities should be adequately funded by allocating at least 30% to education and 50% of this to Universities alone. The government should increase access to universities by establishing more universities, and by exploring an alternative mode of schooling through e-education, distance online learning. Institutions should train their staff in ICT so that they can apply the new technology in administrative and pedagogical responsibilities to improve access to university education Higher education institutions should focus on human capital development so as to produce many more faculty to impact on access to higher education, and finally, It is recommended that a university/Industry Partnership should be established because it is a hallmark of national development and progress. This would give double benefit to industries by helping universities to produce graduates for their consumption.
Keywords: Access, Economic Instability, Quality Education, University-Private Partnership