Maryvivian Chinyere Oko, Prof. C. M Ile


The paper examined the influence of poor funding of business education programmes on students skill acquisition in tertiary institutions in south east Nigeria. Three research questions guided the study.The study was carried out in public universities and Polytechnics in the South East Nigeria. Descriptive survey design method was used. The population of the study was 810 students and 110 business education lecturers. Simple random sampling techniques was adopted to select 400 students and 65 lecturers for the study.. The instrument used for data collection was structured questionnaire. A pilot test was carried out using Cronbach alpha to determine the reliability of the instrument and the result of the analysis yielded an alpha coefficient of 0.79. Data collected were analysed using mean. The result of the study revealed that poor funding affects provision of infrastructural facilities, recruitment of qualified teachers and provision of instructional material for business education programme in tertiary institutions in the South East Nigeria. Based on this, the study recommended that the Federal and state government of Nigeria should increase the allocation of funds to the education sector. This should be extended beyond the 12% which has been the highest over the years, to between 18% and 22% to align with the recommendation is not in consonance with UNESCO 26% of total expenditure, which would trigger huge improvement in the sector


Keywords: Poor Funding, Skill, Acquisition, Influence 

Full Text:



Abayomi, C. (2012). School plant management. In T.O Mgbodibe (ed) Fundamentals in educational administration and planning. Enugu: Magnet Business Enterprises.

Abdulkadir, M. (2011). The Dynamics of Business Teacher Education. Business Education Journal 2(2) 49-52.

Ajayi, R. & Alani, S. (2016). Administrative bureaucracy of local government education authority: Implications for implementation of policies and programmes of primary education. International Journal of Educational Planning and Administration (3) 32-44.

Aluko, J. (2013). The problems and prospects of education in Nigeria with special reference to funding teacher education. Onitsha: Summe Educational Publishers.

Azubuike, C. A. (2011) Introduction to educational management. Benin-City: Madogun Publishers.

Azubuike, C. A (2015). Problems of funding in educational development. International Journal of Educational Development. 8(2) 13-33

Azubuike, C. A (2021). Introduction to educational management. Benin-City: Madogun Publishers.

Chidi, A. A. (2015). Education finance in Nigeria” in Introduction to educational planning S. Adesina (ed) Ile-Ife, University of Ife Press.

Igboke, S. A. (2005). Business education: Principles and Methods. Awada Onitsha-Cape Publishers International Limited.

International Dictionary of Education (2019). Business studies. 2nd Ed. New York: University Press

Meigs, M. & Meigs, .L (2014). Memorandum submitted to the panel on alternative sources of funding education” Lagos: Federal Ministry of Education, 1-5.

National Youth Development Policy (2011). Finance of Education in Nigeria. Paper presented at the forum on cost and finance of Education in Nigeria, Abuja.

Nwanewezi, M. (2010). What business experts of business education. Business Education Journal 2(1), p. 59-64.

Ohanele, M. (2010). Monograph on economics of education.” Benin: Department of Educational Administration and Foundations, University of Benin Nigeria, 1-2.

Okoli, B. E. (2010). Business Education in the 21st Century. the challenges of technology. Business Education Journal 2(1) 28-34.

Okpara, P. (2015). Finance research productivity and influence by topic area" Journal of Financial Education 24; 8-21.

Olurankise, J. (2012). School and teacher variables associated with the performance of students in the senior secondary certificate examinations in Ondo State Nigeria” Unpublished PhD Thesis, University of Hull, United Kingdom

Onyekpe, B. (2007). Impact of foreign private investment (FPI) on capital formation in Nigeria, 1980-2004: An empirical analysis. Accepted for Publication in the Lagos J. Banking, Finan. Econ., Dept of Finance, University of Lagos,

Uchendu, G. (2016). Community involvement in funding and management of secondary education in urban and rural schools in Delta State. Unpublished M.Ed thesis, Department of Educational Foundations, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Ukaoma, M. A. (2012). Alternative ways of funding secondary school education in South East Nigeria. Unpublished M.Ed thesis, Department of Educational Foundations, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Umoh, F. (2014). School organization and management. In S Anih (ed) Fundamentals, innovations and issues in education. Enugu: Fourth Dimension Publishers.


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright © 2018 -2024. The Nigerian Journal of Business Education (NIGJBED) All Rights Reserved. 
ISSN: 2408-4816 (PRINT) | 
ISSN: 2756-5912 (ONLINE)

Powered by Myrasoft Systems Ltd.(