Universities employ partnership to bridge the gap between university education demand and supply. Therefore, this study investigated periscoping partnership in southwestern Nigerian Universities. The population for the study comprised all staff from the 16 public universities (federal and state owned) in south west geo-political zone of Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling procedure was adopted to select the respondents for the study. Questionnaire tagged Periscoping. Partnership in Southwestern Nigerian Universities Questionnaire (PPSNUQ) was used to elicit response from the respondents. The instrument was validated with the assistance of experts in items generation. The reliability index of the instrument used was 0.83. The study found that availability of partner agencies was significantly influence the development and management of universities in southwestern Nigeria and that there was a significant influence of partner agencies participatory strategies adopted and management of universities in southwestern Nigeria. The study recommends that public-private partnership need to be more encouraged in the provision of university education and that the government need to adopt strategies to control the activities and operations of private universities in southwestern, Nigeria.
Keywords: Partnership, participatory strategies, partner agencies, persicoping