Impact Of Over-admission Of Students In Nigerian Tertiary Institution (a Case Study Of Institue Of Management And Technology Enugu, Enugu Stafte)

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The purpose of this work is to research in tertiary of over-Admission of students of management and Technology Enugu Enugu State as my case study.

The methods of gathering information for this research include distribution of questionnaire,

Interview and oral observation. The finding revealed that corruption and God fatherism, unemployment of school leavers their new education policy, quota system, Governing council’s criteria, pursuit to meet up with other state in Education. Of forms are the cause of over-admission in the institute of management and technology Enugu.

In conclusion, the researcher, recommend and suggested the possible ways to be adopted which were: good funding, Government subvention, provision of more infrastructure etc.

Ultimately it was recommended that the above mentioned factors and host of others should be remedied and taken care of in order to facilitate effective Admission process.




Title page




Table of contents



1.1      background of the study

1.2      statement of the problem

1.3      purpose of the study

1.4      Research question

1.5      Significance of the study

1.6      Scope of the study

1.7      Limitation of the study

1.8      Definition of terms


CHAPTER TWO: literature Review

2.1      Definition of Education

2.2      Definition of polytechnic Education and university Education compared.

2.3      Comparisons of polytechnics Education and university Education.

2.4      Causes of over admission in Nigeria university and polytechnics

2.5      Impact of over admission in Nigeria university and polytechnics

2.6      Suggested remedies to the problem of over Admission in institute of management and Technology.



3.1      Source of  Data

3.2      Population of study

3.3      Determination of sample size

3.4      sample Technique

3.5      Selection and construction of research instrument.

3.6      Administration of research instrument.

3.7      Instrument Return Rate.



4.0      Data presentation and analysis

4.1      Data presentation


5.1      Summary of findings

5.2      Recommendations

5.3      Conclusion

















Tertiary institution is the third in rank or stage of education by oxford Advanced learners English Dictionary- third Edition by S. Hon by. Which includes universities, polytechnics, colleges of Education and others allied education institutions after primary and post- primary education.

Polytechnics and colleges of education are co-ordinated. The universities both in Nigeria and other countries. The need for polytechnics and colleges of education arose because of the need for intermediate and middle level manpower (National Diploma and national certificate of education) and higher. Level manpower (Higher National Diploma and Bachelors Degree) on the civil services and private sector all over the country.

It has been observed in most Nigeria universities that many course being taught had no practical relevance, only the theoretical aspect were concentrated upon. This necessitate the establishment of polytechnic in Nigeria. Since practice makes perfect in whatever one studies. Theoretically, the practical aspect of it must be taken into consideration too.

So, in order to fill the manpower needs in the federal and state, civil service and parastatals as well as in the privates sectors. Many state and federal polytechnics were established.

Polytechnics are apparently very useful because of this technical know how. To active this objective, the various polytechnics programmed a three mouths industrial training at the end of one Academic year for industrial attachment training. This enables the students to be practically proficient in their chosen skill.

Some premier polytechnics like institute of management and Technology (IMT) Enugu, went far to establish industrial center to expose the students in the acquision of skill and use of modern tools and technology.

Colleges of education are subordinates of universities. There are colleges of Education that academic programmes in three years after which students will obtain the national certificated of Education. After which they proceed to the university to spend more two years to obtain Bachelor of Education. It is created to provide for middle manpower in the teaching profession by the federal Government of Nigeria.

There are some colleges of Education that awards Bachel or like the Alvan Ikoku College of Education Owerri. It is delegated by university of Nigeria Nsukka to provide higher level manpower equivalent to the one obtain form other universities. Polytechnics are give right to produce N.C.E graduates to provide middle level manpower in the teaching profession.

In Nigeria polytechnics, universities and colleges of Education, Examination are conducted before candidates are admitted into their required discipline. The sensor secondary school certificated Examination and joint matriculation Examination. The only difference in the admission to the universities, polytechnic and colleges of Education that university credits at one two sitting while polytechnics and colleges of Education has minimum requirement of four at one sitting and five at two sitting. So, this one credit difference has made for over-admission into the Nigeria polytechnics and colleges of Education and has caused negative effects on the society at large, the students in particular, the government and the institution as a body. The lecturer over- worked and over-stressed himself and facilities are over-stressed himself and facilities are over-stretched beyond repair.

There id be called illiterate and many families are happy to see their children enter the higher institutions. Any one who attends a polytechnic is educated. His education is most for the government the private sector or be self- employed. Many rich family’s are unhappy because they have discovered that they are alone cannot give all the joy the society need but the graduated form polytechnics, ND/ HND graduates and university graduates for a family to be sufficiently graduate.

So, before the needs of individuals, the government top facilities, equipments and etc are met, there is over-admission, if the government can provide enough is worth wile for people to aspire to be educated. An educated person is responsible, a responsible citizen is useful, not only to himself but to his community. Therefore, it is the duty of a responsible government to set educational goal and provide a good and conducive learning environment for her citizen who shows

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Impact Of Over-admission Of Students In Nigerian Tertiary Institution