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An Assessment of Contributions of Non-degree, Part-time University Programs to the Achievement of Education for All and the Millennium Development Goals

Africa; Nigeria

General informationOyeyemi Ololade Aitokhuehi, Supo Jegede and John Olusola Ojo
Periodical article
Journal of the World Universities Forum, 5/4
World Universities Forum
Goal 4. Adult literacy
Adult education; Lifelong education; Technical and vocational education; Higher education institutions; Adult students; Educational institutions; Educational population; Educational systems and levels
Assessment, Contributions, University Non-degree Part-time Programmes
SummaryThe demands of Lifelong Learning (LLL) and Education For All (EFA) pose new challenges to the University. Ensuring the success of EFA and LLL necessitates more than the creation of additional degrees and post-graduate programs. The demand cannot be accommodated by admitting more undergraduate students. The major challenge for the University concerns the incorporation of thousands of non-matriculated individuals, both young and old, who seek to advance their knowledge base. This demands the introduction of professional and non-degree programs that cater to this population. The University of Lagos has taken some steps in this direction through the establishment of the Human Resources Development Committee, which caters for non-degree-seeking students. The focus of this study is to ascertain the extent to which the programs run by this establishment have contributed to the achievement of EFA and the Millennium Development Goals.http://wuj.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.173/prod.365