Higher Education and Poverty Reduction Among the Youth

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HIGHER EDUCATION AND POVERTY REDUCTION AMONG THE YOUTH

BY

OKUNOLA, PHILIP OLAYIDE (Ph.D),

ONYENE.V.E(Ph.D.)(frontisresource@yahoo.com)

SUBAR, S.TAYO.

ASHIRU, AL-MAHROOF OLASEEWO (sirmooree@yahoo.ca)

PAPER PRESENTED AT THE 8TH REGIONAL CONFERENCE OF HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH POLICY NETWORK

VENUE: INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR TROPICAL AGRICULTURE (IITA), IBADAN

AUGUST, 2008

ABSTRACT

Education in Nigeria and higher education in particular, are fundamental to the construction of a knowledge economy and worthwhile society in any nation hence, from a global perspective, economic, political, technological and social developments are increasingly driven by the advancement and application of knowledge, skills
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This is corroborated by Gay 2005, who opined that poverty can only be eliminated if the students to whom implicit promises are being by urging them to attend school actually receive some tangible benefit for their years spent in school.

Higher education includes teaching, research and social service activities of universities, and within the realm of teaching, it includes both the undergraduate level (sometimes referred to as tertiary education and the graduate school). Higher education generally involves work towards a degree level or foundation for degree qualification. In most developed countries a high proportion of the population (up to 50%) now enters higher education is therefore every important to national economy, both as a source of trained and educated personnel for the rest of the economy. Schofield, K. 1999.

Higher education is based on theoretical expertise. It might be contrasted with higher vocational education, which concentrates on both practice and theory. Deciding to further education
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