THE ROLE OF INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERSHIPS IN THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NIGERIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM
Keywords:Sustainability development, Nigerian education system, social reinforcement, organizational learning.
The sustainable development of the Nigerian education system is critical to the well-being of the country. This is because education plays a key role in manpower development, infrastructure and the productive prowess of any nation. In this paper, focus is placed on the role of institutional partnerships in advancing sustainable development in the Nigerian education system. As a theoretical paper, a shift is offered, in the perspective of partnership. This is as institutional partnerships are presented from the lens of social reinforcement, and the capacity of such collaborative frameworks and exchanges between institutions, to provide support, but most importantly, motivate through validation and the transfer of ideologies; especially such that reflect concerns of sustainability in the education system. Drawing on the position emphasized through literature, it was concluded that by engaging in institutional partnerships, tertiary institutions are offered the required levels of drive, recognition and support critical for addressing their sustainability goals.