EFFECT OF STRIKES ON MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING OF EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES

Odim Otu Offem, Annastashia Iwang Anashie, Solomon A. Aniah

Abstract


This paper examines the effect of strike on management and planning of educational activities in Nigerian universities. The meaning of strike was defined, and a brief history of strike in tertiary institutions in Nigeria was analyzed including the 2017 strike by ASUU. The causes of strikes were thoroughly explained. The effect of strike on management and planning of universities in Nigeria was also treated.  It was concluded that Strike is a problem that has lingered for too long, yet nothing serious has been done about it. That management of strike in Nigeria requires the attention of both the government, educational managers, academic and non-academic staff, as well as other relevant stakeholders. That strike makes planning for universities’ academic and non-academic activities to be very difficult. That everyone must play his or her role by abiding to agreements signed. That educational managers faces the challenge of re-planning educational activities, re-preparing the school calendar,  re-assigning old task to new staff and not achieving certain long term goals due to the prolonged un-accomplishment as a result of the strike. Strike is an event that consumes and waste a lot of time which implies that urgent attention is needed to solve this problem. Recommendations were also made based on the observations from this paper.

Keywords


Strikes, Management, Planning, Educational, Activities, Universities

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