Higher Education

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 443–449 | Cite as

Student loans in Nigeria

  • E. J. Chuta


The Nigerian Students Loans Board was first established in 1972, and between 1973 and 1991 it provided loans totalling 46 million Naira, to help Nigerian students finance undergraduate or postgraduate study in Nigeria or abroad. There have been severe problems, however, and the rate of recovery of loan repayments has been very disappointing. This article describes the operation of the student loan programme in Nigeria and its past problems, outlines the current attempts of the Nigerian Students Loans Board to improve the efficiency of loan collection and proposes the establishment of a new Education Bank to finance student loans and other forms of investment in higher education.


High Education Severe Problem Student Loan Postgraduate Study Current Attempt 
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  1. Federal Republic of Nigeria. Official gazette Decree No. 12 Students Loans Board Degree. Lagos, 13th April, 1988, Vol. 75. pp. A547–A555.Google Scholar
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. J. Chuta
    • 1
  1. 1.Nigerian Students Loans BoardAbujaNigeria

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