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The role of universities in oil and gas education in Nigeria


The origin of this paper goes back to the first stakeholder analysis of the Nigerian oil and gas industry local content development policy (LCD) and its impact on the indigenization of employment and job creation. This paper undertakes to understand the extent to which oil and gas education has an impact on indigenous employment based on the criteria of curriculum and industry demand; suitability and employability of graduates. Drawing from policy documents and semi-structured interviews, one of the stakeholder groups identified and categorised as key ‘player’ is the Higher Education Institutions, the focus for this paper. A social network analysis reveals that: a marginal role is played by higher education institutions within the network. Our findings provide valuable evidence of the absence of a relationship between universities and other stakeholder groups, notably a disjoint between academia and industry in the Nigerian oil and gas industry; and the resulting effects of the linkages.

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Adesola, Sola
Lagoke, Tosin
John, Ita

Oxford Brookes departments

Oxford Brookes Business School\Oxford Brookes Business School\Department of Business and Management


Year of publication: 2018
Date of RADAR deposit: 2019-02-25

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