Recreational Activities of Lecturers in Some Tertiary Institutions in Calabar, Nigeria
The recreational activities of Lecturers in the University of Calabar and Cross River University of Technology, Calabar, Nigeria, were investigated and the concept, characteristics, scope and importance of recreation highlighted. One hundred Lecturers in various Faculties of Education, Arts, Agriculture, Sciences and Social Sciences were randomly sampled for the study in which questionnaires were used. The results showed that the Lecturers had little inclination to recreational pursuits. Only a negligible number engaged in vigorous outdoor activities. As a result, the available recreational facilities within and outside the campus were not fully utilized, even during national holidays and free weekends. The University management may consider introducing a special programme and updating facilities to encourage staff engagement in some recreational activities that enhance mental health and productivity.
Keywords: Recreation, rigorous outdoor activities, recreational equipment and recreational pursuit.