Schools Collaboration: An Imperative for Tackling Inadequate Funding Challenge in Primary and Secondary Education in Nigeria

M Ige Akindele


The persistent issue of inadequate funding of education in Nigeria makes it imperative for cost of education to be minimized and also for schools to collaborate so as to achieve the stated objectives efficiently. In this paper, the issue of schools collaboration in Nigeria is discussed with particular focus on the strategies for achieving it such as: borrowing; joint practical lessons; exchange of materials; joint and bulk purchase; collaborative teaching; agricultural investment, rentage of facilities to members of the public; as well as provision of services to neighbouring schools. The first part of the paper gives the introduction to the topic; the second part describes primary and secondary education and their purposes; the third discusses the history of inadequate funding challenge in educational system of Nigeria while the last discussed the strategies for schools collaboration in Nigeria.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2013.v2n2p229

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