ACHIEVING SUSTAINABILITY: STUDENTS PERCEPTION OF INSTITUTIONAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PRACTICES AMONG UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTHWEST NIGERIA
Keywords:Sustainable Development practices, Achieving sustainability, Nigerian Universities
This study examined Nigerian universities commitment to sustainable institutional practices in line with universities sustainability implementation framework. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. All undergraduates in public (federal and state) and private universities in Southwest, Nigeria formed the population of the study. Stratified sampling was used to select 3 federal, 3 state and 3 private conventional universities in the six states of southwest Nigeria. Random sampling was used to select 250 students in each of the nine selected universities totaling 2,250 participants. A self-constructed instrument named “Universities Sustainable Development Institutional Practices Questionnaire” (USDIPQ) was administered on the respondents in the study. Data collected were analysed using frequency count, percentage score, mean and standard deviation. The decision rule was placed at 2.50 and it was recommended that Universities in Nigeria should develop a sustainable implementation plan and ensure that the plan puts into perspective the three components of sustainable development.