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Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies (JETERAPS) (Vol 1 No 1)
Article Title: Private Sector Contribution in the Management of University Education: A Case Study of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria
by Asiegbu Chidubem Emmanuel and Ezeugbor Carol O.

Abstract:
The study, sought to identify the contribution of private sector to the achievement of educational goals in Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU). Three research questions guided the study. Descriptive survey was adopted. The population of the study comprised 169 members of the University senate who are disposed to know the private sector's contribution to the University. Due to the limited number of the population, there was no sampling for the study. Data was collected using questionnaire techniques, which was validated by three experts and having a reliability index of 0.83. The three research questions were answered using weighted mean, while the findings of the study revealed among others: that grading of NAU roads, donation of buses, building of hostel blocks are the contributions of various classes of private sectors in the management of education in NAU; that office equipment, library materials, funding researches are the areas the university requires more private sector contributions. Therefore, awareness campaign and direct contact with private sectors among others were the strategies to be adopted by the university to attract more private sector contributions. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that; honorary award be given to outstanding private sectors, direct contact with private sectors and immortalization would improve their contribution to the University. This study which seek to identify the nature and extent of contributions already received from the private sector and the modalities for attracting more effective private sector contributions to of the university, will certainly help to create a better environment for effective teaching and learning as well as reposition the provision of financial and material resources in the management of education in Nnamdi Azikiwe University.
Keywords: private sector contribution, management, university education
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