Vol. 1 No. 3 (2023)
Articles

REVIEW OF THE EFFECT OF BRAIN DRAIN ON TERTIARY EDUCATION IN NIGERIA

Gregory Deborah Mallo
Department of Science Education, Faculty of Education, Federal University Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria. deborah@fuwukari.edu.ng
Eseyin Adekunle Benjamin
Department of Educational Management, University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. eseyinwisdom@gmail.com
Setiel Buba
Department of Educational Management, University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.  setielbuba@gmail.com

Published 2023-10-13

Keywords

  • Effect,
  • Tertiary Education,
  • Brain drain,
  • Nigeria

How to Cite

Gregory Deborah Mallo, Eseyin Adekunle Benjamin, & Setiel Buba. (2023). REVIEW OF THE EFFECT OF BRAIN DRAIN ON TERTIARY EDUCATION IN NIGERIA. International Journal of Education and National Development, 1(3), 1-10. https://www.openjournals.ijaar.org/index.php/ijend/article/view/190

How to Cite

Gregory Deborah Mallo, Eseyin Adekunle Benjamin, & Setiel Buba. (2023). REVIEW OF THE EFFECT OF BRAIN DRAIN ON TERTIARY EDUCATION IN NIGERIA. International Journal of Education and National Development, 1(3), 1-10. https://www.openjournals.ijaar.org/index.php/ijend/article/view/190

Abstract

The paper reviewed the effect of brain drain on tertiary education in Nigeria. Brain-drain is one of the key challenges Nigeria tertiary education is currently facing, a lot of tertiary institutions in Nigeria are losing their professors and senior academic staff day-to-day as a result of poor working conditions. This paper discussed the effects of brain-drain on the administration of tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The concept of brain-drain was treated, the causes of brain-drain in the Nigeria tertiary institutions were identified to include poor salary, unconducive work environment, poor staff development, inadequate infrastructural facilities, and frequent strike actions by both academic and non-academic staff of tertiary institutions, insecurity and inadequate funding treated. Types of brain-drain were also touched. The identified effects include; poor quality of education, high student-teacher ratio, shortage of experienced academic staff, poor research development and poor program development. In order to curtail the menace of brain-drain tertiary institutions and ensure the sustainability of Nigeria tertiary education, in the way forward the study recommended that government should increase the motivation of academic staff, implement any agreement reached with trade unions groups or civil society organizations in the country and ensure adequate life and job security in all tertiary institutions and provide more infrastructural facilities.

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