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Administration of Political Science Programme in Nigerian Public Universities: Problems and Solutions

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Political science programme is one of the social science programme that public universities in Nigeria are offering. The programme is aimed to develop manpower that will fill the political super structure of the society and contribute to the social economic and political development of the country. It is unfortunate that political science as a programme offering in public universities in Nigeria is faced with many problems. This article discusses the problems facing the administration of political science programme in the Nigerian public universities. The article employed secondary data to review the points raised in the discussion. The secondary data were sourced from online and print materials. The following were identified: inadequate funding, inadequate infrastructural facilities, shortage of academic staff, ineffective staff development programme, brain-drain and poor research as the problems facing the administration of political science in the Nigerian public universities. To address these problems, the following were suggested that more funds should be allocated for the administration of political sciences, adequate infrastructural facilities should be provided, and employment of more academic staff, political science lecturers should be motivated to reduce brain-drain and effective staff development for lecturers in the department of political science.


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Jacob, O. N. ., & Atobauka, I. S. . (2021). Administration of Political Science Programme in Nigerian Public Universities: Problems and Solutions. International Journal of Culture and Modernity, 3, 13–22. Retrieved from https://ijcm.academicjournal.io/index.php/ijcm/article/view/24
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    18 May 2021
  • Revised
    18 May 2021
  • Published
    30 March 2021