Egbunike, Patrick Amaechi, Nkamnebe and Anayo. D
The paper examined private sector partnership in development in university in economically challenged context: the case of Nnamdi Azikiwe University. Data were collected from stakeholders’ across faculties in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. Data collected were analyzed using multiple linear regression. The study revealed that Private sector Partnership has become a tool for repositioning the university and removing the over-dependence on subsidies/grants from government. Consequently, It recommended that universities should reconsider absolute assumption of relying on government for survival of the system and conclusively emphasized that private sector partnership are the hallmark of modern university funding which should be embraced squarely.