Assessment of Impact of Inflation on University Management in North-Central, Nigeria


  • Niyi Jacob Ogunode Department of Educational Management, Faculty of Education, University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria
  • Ifeoma Nonyelum Eze Department of Educational Management, Faculty of Education, University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria
  • Idowu Michael Olumodeji Department of Educational Management, Faculty of Education, University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria



inflation, university management


The objectives of this study is to assess the impact of inflation on university management in Nigeria. The population of this study comprised of all academic staff in North-Central, Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. The sample for study was made up of three hundred academic staff. The sample was selected from three public universities in North-central, Nigeria. The sample was selected using multi-stage sampling technique. A research instrument was constructed by the researchers and used for the data collection which was title: (Impact of Inflation on University Management Questionnaire).  The structured questionnaire used 4 Likert scale: Strongly Agree (SA), Agree (A), Disagree (D) and Strongly Disagree (SD). The reliability of the instruments IIUMQ was established through a test re-test method. The results of the first and second administration of the instrument were analysed using the Pearson Product Moment correlation coefficient, which yielded a reliability index of 0.88. Data collected in the study were analyzed using mean-scores and standard deviation. The findings showed that inflation affected running of the universities in Nigeria via increment in operational cost. The result also indicated that inflation affected projects completion, led to projects abadonment, poor projects financing and poor projects maintenance. The result finally revealed that inflation affected implementation of teaching, research and community service programme in Nigerian universities. Based on the findings, the paper hereby recommended that government should increase the funding of universities in Nigeria. Government should diversify the economy by increasing local production and encourage locally manufacturing of goods.


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How to Cite

Ogunode, N. J., Eze, I. N., & Olumodeji, I. M. (2024). Assessment of Impact of Inflation on University Management in North-Central, Nigeria. American Journal of Science and Learning for Development, 3(3), 1–6.