Refocusing tertiary institutions for sustainable development in Nigeria seems timely. For no society can grow beyond its educational capabilities. Education at tertiary level occupies a key and central position in sustainable development in Nigeria. Despite this truism, this level of education is perennially faced with problems that impede its efficacy and its very existence in the Nigerian Federation. This paper examines how tertiary institutions can be stimulated for sustainable development through proper funding and grant of autonomy. The paper recommends among others, that Federal and State governments should allocate a minimum of 35 percent of their annual budget to education, and that government should limit their frequent interference in the internal administration of tertiary institutions.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN