Medical Education and Barriers to Funding in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria


  • Niyi Jacob Ogunode Academic Planning Unit, Federal University Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria
  • Mgbemena Nita University Health Services, Federal University Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria



Barriers, Medical Education, Tertiary institutions


Adequate funding is critical for the implementation of medical education in tertiary institutions. Adequate funding is the pillar that aid actualization of medical education globally. It is unfortunate that investment into medical education in Nigeria tertiary education is poor. This paper examined barriers to funding of medical education in Nigeria. The paper established that lack of political will to implement UNESCO 15% - 20% recommendation for education, corruption, insecurity, debt servicing, short fall in national revenue and revenue linkage are the barriers to funding of medical education in Nigeria. Based on these problems identified, the paper recommended that Federal and State government should implement UNESCO 15% - 20% recommendation for education funding in Nigeria. Nigerian government should block all revenue linkages and diversify the economy to improve revenue generation. Government should fight corruption in education administration by using ICT. Provost of colleges of medicine in Nigeria should look inward and improve on internally generated revenue.


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How to Cite

Ogunode , N. J. ., & Nita , M. . (2023). Medical Education and Barriers to Funding in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH SYSTEMS AND MEDICAL SCIENCES, 2(11), 249–257.