International Journal of
Sociology and Anthropology

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sociol. Anthropol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-988X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSA
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 305

Full Length Research Paper

The university as a nucleus for growth pole: Example from Akungba - Akoko, Southwest, Nigeria

A. A. Ehinmowo* and O. M. Eludoyin
Department of Geography and Planning Sciences, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 04 May 2010
  •  Published: 31 August 2010



This paper is an attempt to assess the socio-economic impact of Adekunle Ajasin University on Akungba Akoko’s community in Ondo State, Southwest Nigeria. Data were collected using a set of questionnaire and secondary data. The establishment of the university has caused the influx of people into the hitherto strictly agrarian and relatively unknown community. The impact of the university was observed on the livelihood; occupational and socialization of the people of the hitherto quiet community. It also has its negative consequences which include demand induced inflation, increased wave of violence among others. The study concluded that location of a tertiary institution in an area is an impetus to the area’s rapid growth, provided the activities of such tertiary institution are guided.


Key words: Economic and socio development, university, host community.