Rima International Journal of Education (RIJE)

ISSN Print: 2756 – 6749

Rima International Journal of Education

Rima International Journal of Education was founded in January 2021 by the Faculty of Education of Sokoto State University

Space Management in Nigeria University System

Space Management in Nigeria University System

Wilfred A. Iguodala and Hezekiah O. Alonge
1,2Department of Educational Management, Faculty of Education, University of Benin, Benin City. e-mail: wilfrediguodala@gmail.com and hezekiah.alonge@uniben.ed


The paper posited that space management in Nigerian University in contemporary times has become an issue to contend with by academic planners and University administrators. This is as a result of the ever increasing demand for University education; use of its facilities by the public without compromising the attainment of the overall goals of the system. Space management in this paper is therefore conceptualized as the meaningful, purposeful, and all inclusive physical planning, setting, allocation and utilization of facilities in an objective, efficient and productive manner in a University system. Achieving academic excellence and environmental sustainability in an era of climate change amidst scarce resources is through effective and efficient space management in Nigerian University system. The paper however acknowledged that a major challenge to space management is the exponential growth in students’ population especially in public Universities and the seemingly lack of professional academic planners, physical facilities planners/estate managers and administrators with innovative skills poised to making space management a priority in University campuses. The paper however suggested amongst others that government, university proprietors and administrators should endeavour to engage all relevant stakeholders at the planning and implementation stages of the system. This is to assure efficiency in the continual space management without affecting negatively the core mandate of the system.


Space management, University, Effective, Academic Planning and Administration


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