Trends and Pattern in the Funding of Taraba State Tertiary Institutions between 2010 and 2020

Dr Usman Bakari, Sahabi Abubakar & Yagana Bashi Kyari


This study investigated the trends and pattern in the funding of Taraba State tertiary institutions from 2010 to 2020. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. The instrument used for data collection was a researchers developed questionnaire titled “Funding of Taraba State Tertiary Institutions Questionnaire” (FTSTIQ) and a Proforma. A reliability coefficient of 0.82 was obtained using Cronbach alpha method after pilot testing. Data collected was analyzed using mean and standard deviation, bar-chart and pie-chart. Results revealed that capital grant was higher than recurrent grant in 2011 and 2013, while 2014 has low allocation. Findings further revealed that State government contributed financially to State owned tertiary institutions. It was concluded that Taraba State government is the major financier of the State tertiary institutions, and funds allocated to State tertiary institutions fluctuated. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended, among others, that Taraba State government should objectively increase financial budget to the State tertiary education by analyzing institutions’ needs. It was also recommended that private sector should participate in the area of research grants, adequate and enduring infrastructure and granting of scholarships in the State tertiary institutions.

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