To achieve the twin objectives of satisfaction and loyalty, service quality in the university sector needs to be evaluated from both the internal (customers) and external (service providers) perspectives. Against this background, this article reviewed issues involved in service quality in universities from the customer satisfaction and attachment points of view, taking students as primary customers, especially in technology-based universities in Nigeria. The review noted that, service quality and customer satisfaction has direct relationship, because the students’ expectations of a university education are skewed towards learning experiences and individual preferences, implying students’ enrolment decision depends on the service encounters relating to factors like support facilities and infrastructure, image and marketing, academic issues, administrative issues, location and access.
Key words: Service quality, higher education, customer satisfaction, institutional attachment.
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