MUNICIPAL FACILITIES PROVISION, ADEQUACY, FUNCTIONALITY AND MANAGEMENT: A SINE-QUA-NON TO VALUE RE-ORIENTATION OF UNDERGRADUATES IN NIGERIAN HIGHER EDUCATION

Praise Oluwayemisi Olorunfemi

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The essence of higher education is to ensure value re-orientation and social transformation in our lives for national culture that would entrench and reshape national character and image via effective student affairs administration. This is with a view to promoting national image, healthier, stronger and courageous graduates; respect for human life, corporate and national values. The study therefore examined student affairs administration in higher education as a tool for value re-orientation and social transformation of the undergraduates. The study adopted survey research design. Using a self-designed and pilot–tested questionnaire, data were collected from a random sample of 400 drawn from four universities in the southwestern geopolitical zone of the country. Using proportionate sampling technique, 21, 24, 48 and 307 respondents were drawn from Redeemer’s University (RUN), Adeleke University (AU), Oduduwa University (OUI) and Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) respectively. Data were analysed using simple percentage. The results showed that municipal facilities were adequately available (89%), functional (98%) and consistently managed (90%) in both RUN and AU. However, these facilities were in short supplies in OUI (42%) and OAU (48%). Thus, it was recommended that more concerns should be shown to the provision, adequacy and management of municipal facilities in the universities such that the potential values in those facilities are benefited to reshape the value system of students thereby enhancing their social transformational process.

 

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student affairs administration; higher education; value re-orientation; social transformation

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