Journal of Research in National Development

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Labour Disputes And The Nigerian University System

RI Asiyai


The study investigated the perceived impacts of trade union disputes on the university system in Nigeria . A sample of 700 respondents which represents 6.63% academic staff and 5.75% non-academic staff were randomly selected from 12 universities in the southern geopolitical zone. The questionnaire titled “Trade Union Disputes and the Nigerian University System Questionnaire” (TUDNUSQ) was used for data collection. Analysis of data showed closures of universities, unstable academic calendar, loss of sessions, brain drain and poor quality of graduates as strongest perceived impacts with uncertainty on terminal points of a programme, drop in productivity and academic rustiness on students and staff as the least perceived impacts of trade union disputes on the university system. Limitations and implications for further inquiry on the extent of impacts of trade union disputes were discussed

Keywords: Disputes, impact, Nigerian universities

JORIND Vol. 6 (1) 2008: pp. 8-8
AJOL African Journals Online