Shortage of Academic Staff in the Higher Institution of Learning in Nigeria


  • Adamu Dauda Garba Sociology Department, Federal University Wukari
  • Ogunode Niyi Jacob University of Abuja, Nigeria



Academic Staff, Higher Institution


This paper discussed the problems of shortage of academic staff in the higher institution in Nigerian. Secondary data were used in the paper. The secondary data were sourced from online and print resources. The article identified; inadequate funding, lack of strategic manpower planning, brain-drain, poor motivation, unconducive working environment and corruption as the reasons for shortage of academic staff in the Nigerian higher institutions. The paper also identified; low productivities, poor quality of teaching, overcrowdings, poor quality of education as the effects of shortage of academic staff in the Nigerian public higher institutions. In order to solve this problem identified. There two ways of solving them. Short term solution and long-term solutions. The short time solution includes: more funds should be release for higher institutions in the country for recruitment of academic staff, manpower planning for higher institutions, increase in the salaries and welfare packages of academic staff, provision of conducive working environment (constant supply of electricity and water, adequate teaching and research materials, and Internet connectivity with subscription to online journals and e-resources) and security. The long term solutions include: developing strategic manpower planning for higher institutions, in-service and staff development programme, post-graduate education should be limited to only academician first and establishment of more post-graduate programme in the Nigerian universities as well as sponsorship of academic graduate assistant to PhD


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Adamu Dauda Garba, & Ogunode Niyi Jacob. (2021). Shortage of Academic Staff in the Higher Institution of Learning in Nigeria. American Journal of Economics and Business Management, 4(2), 52–67.