Segun O. Adedeji

Segun O. Adedeji
University of Ibadan · Department o Educational Management

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Introduction
Segun O. Adedeji currently teaches at the Department of Educational Management , University of Ibadan. His most recent publication is 'Managing Corruption in Higher Education: Experiences from Kenya and Nigeria'
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January 1996 - September 2015
University of Ibadan
Position
  • Professor of Economics of Education

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Publications (19)
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Large numbers of graduates in Nigeria are unable to meet the employment requirements of the labour market due to the inappropriateness of the curricula currently in operation in many universities to deliver employable graduates. Apparently, there is no visible policy to regulate university–industry relationships. Also, the perceptions of the studen...
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______________________________________________________________ This paper discusses the prevalence of corruption in African higher education system and suggests policy reforms aimed at lowering its incidence. The paper examines the extraordinary pressure, which corruption has placed on higher education institutions across African continent. It sees...
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To realise the fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) goal of meeting quality education for all young people and adults through equitable access to appropriate learning and life skills programmes, this study examined the extent to which secondary and post-secondary education curricula incorporate life and practical skills acquisition. The benefi...
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Universities across the world are forging new paths to sustainability. In many private and public institutions, sustainability has become an integral part of higher education governance structure, policy articulations, curricula reforms and programmes implementation. In this chapter, the authors offer explanation on how the changing economic, socia...
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This study investigated demographic characteristics such as type of university attended, course of study and gender as determinants of duration of unemployment among university graduates in Nigeria. Data were collected from 1 451 employed university graduates in 300 firms in Nigeria. Results showed a significant difference between duration of unemp...
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This report aims to contribute to the task of ensuring quality higher education provision in Sub-Saharan Africa through an in-depth assessment of student perceptions of the university experience and of their prospects as graduates.
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At the point of entryt, many prospective undergraduates believe that having a university degree or certificate alone would necessarily guarantee employment. Eventually, a few find employment, but many do not, possibly because the latter group chose courses that were not labour market relevant. In this study, some of the graduates produced between 1...
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The interaction of issues of law and schooling are becoming morepronounced by the day as our society continues to witness significant and rapid socio-political and economic changes. In an age that is globally infused with the concern for individual rights, there is of recent an emergence of local court cases as a confrontation of school house autho...
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This paper confirms earlier position that higher education is a sine-qua-non for human capital development and economic growth. However, the paper posits that the form of education that will translate to economic growth, especially, in Nigeria must place emphasis on the access to, content and openness of the education programmes to labour market de...
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University graduates in Nigeria have been reported to be poorly prepared for work in recent years. This has implications on the relevance of university education, the employability and productivity of university graduates. One of the reasons suggested for this condition by previous studies was skill mismatch⎯a situation where there is a disparity b...
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University graduates in Nigeria have been reported to be poorly prepared for work in recent years. This has implications on the relevance of university education, the employability and productivity of university graduates. One of the reasons suggested for this condition by previous studies was skill mismatch⎯a situation where there is a disparity b...
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The World Bank is visibly recommending deregulation of the provision of public sector of education based on the truth that it would make the system more efficient, increase institutional autonomy, and reduce bureaucracy. While countries like Taiwan have enjoyed rapid growth in higher education owing to decentralization of education, most other succ...
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This article reviewed the case of indecent dressing among the youth of today especially on the universities campuses, which has forced the authorities of those institutions to enact dress codes to stem the tide and restore high moral standards, integrity and decency. Whether this bid was successful or not was another thing which was a function of m...
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This article discusses the issue of regional cooperation and development with specific reference to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The paper points out that although higher education may still be nationally based, it can no longer be considered as nationally bound. Consequently, systems for quality assurance, which are nati...
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This study provides relevant economic ideas that can assist Nigeria and other Africancountries in making innovative policies at privatizing university education. A review of the education market scene on the continent provides an imperfect market with adverse consequences occasioned by inadequate information and unbridled competition.Advocating a j...
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This study was an investigation of the personal and socio-economic factors that determine female choice of courses in University of Ibadan. It is an ";ex post-facto"; research conducted under a descriptive survey design. Female students in six (Arts, Education, Pharmacy, Science, Social Sciences and Technology) out of nine faculties were purposivel...

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Projects (2)
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To investigate the problem of skills mismatch and its magnitude among university graduates in the Nigeria labour market. Another goal was to consider some of the contributing factors to the high incidence of skills mismatch and duration of graduate unemployment in Nigeria.