Assessment of Transport and Logistics Education among Selected Universities in Southwestern Nigeria


Assessment of Transport and Logistics Education among Selected Universities in Southwestern Nigeria


1Somuyiwa Adebambo and 2Adepoju Olusegun Onifade
1Department of Transport Management, Faculty of Management Sciences; Ladoke Akintola University of Technology and Visiting Professor, Namibia University of Science and Technology,Windhoek, Namibia; 2Department of Transport Management, Faculty of Management sciences; Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P.M.B. 4000, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria


This paper assessed the Transport and Logistics Education as a University undergraduate programme being offered by some selected universities in Southwestern Nigeria. The specific objectives of this study are to examine the programmes of transport and logistics education with a view to understand areas where they are lagging behind across the selected Universities. Secondly, to determine those attributes that may facilitate qualitative education, not only in transport sector; but also at improving Nigerian universities education system. The total of 250 recently graduating students of the selected universities were randomly sampled and given both questionnaires and assessment form which covers six major subjects in the areas of Logistics and Transport. Descriptive analytical technique was used to achieve the first objective and Principal Component Analysis (PCA) was used to factorize fifteen identified variables and reduced it to eight principal components considered to facilitate qualitative education in Transport and Logistics Education in Nigeria. The results showcased the areas of strength and weaknesses of the selected schools and principal factors that must be available for qualitative logistics and transport education system in Nigeria.


Keywords: Evaluation, Transport and Logistics, Education, Nigerian Universities

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Somuyiwa Adebambo and Adepoju Olusegun Onifade. Assessment of Transport and Logistics Education among Selected Universities in Southwestern Nigeria.American Journal of Transportation and Logistics, 2019, 2:12. DOI:10.28933/ajtl-2019-03-1306


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