International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Impact of General Agreement on Trade in Services on Education in Nigeria
Dr. Oyetakin Akinrotimi Iyiomo; Oladimeji, Morruf Sanjo

The paper examines the impact of General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) on Education. The study therefore was designed to investigate the extent to which the agreement associated with GATS influenced the composition and direction of Nigerian foreign exchange earnings. It is therefore impressive to empirically examine the extent to which GATS predictors has affected education in Nigeria. In attempt to construct an empirical model used for this study, six sectors- Education, Tourism, Health Services, Financial, Business and Telecommunication were considered as operational for the model. Major sectors of GATS agreements that were signed and those not incorporated into agreements was used in the analysis. A sample size of 461 respondents were cut across six major activities in Education Sector, Tourism and Travel sector, Business sector, Financial sector, Transport sector, and Communication sector. The instrument used was a self constructed questionnaire titled: General Agreement in Trade and Services on Education Questionnaire (GATSEQ). Before administration, the questionnaire was validated and found reliable at r = 0.85. It was however discovered that the case of Unemployment, both the Business and Education are significant with coefficient alternating in GATS influences affected the activities of business and education as the control sectors. It is therefore recommended that the quality of education will be improve through foreign providers and excess national capacity thereby increasing income generation capacity of Nigeria.

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