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Title: An Appraisal of Labour Unrest Management Strategies in Public Universities in Nigeria
Authors: Dr Ajewole, Dr Awe, A. B Idowu Philip
Keywords: Labourunrest
management strategies
public universities
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2018
Publisher: Faculty of Education, Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Nigeria.
Citation: Labourunrest, management strategies and public universities
Series/Report no.: Vol. 1 No. 1,;June, 2018
Abstract: Labour unrest is a frequent occurrence in Nigerian Federal and State-owned universities as a result of inabilities of the stakeholders to reach a compromise on the subjects of their disagreements. Labour unrest has been a major obstacle to the smooth running of the universities' academic calendar and good academic performances of the students who are at the receiving ends. This study examined an appraisal of labour unrest management strategies in government-owned universities in Nigeria. The paper reviewed relevant literatures and adopted conflict theory as the theoretical framework to guide the study. The study was a position paper. The study revealed that incessant labour unrest in the universities was associated with failure of the universities management and governments to find permanent solutions to its root cause. Thus, the strategies adopted to address the phenomenon were found to be ineffective rather than meeting the demands of the workers under the auspices of their unions. The study established that failure to redeem the signed agreements between the both parties; poor strategies and greed were responsible for unabated labour crises in Nigerian Universities. It was, therefore, recommended that the management should always endeavour to implement any agreement signed with the union leaders to prevent recurrence of labour unrest in Nigerian universities.
Description: Lagainst Federal and State universities in Nigeria which has resulted into unstable academic calendar, dropout rate and wastage. This challenge often crops up as a result of the inability of the university management and labour union leaders to peaceably reconcile their differences. The strategies that are often adopted by the management seem incapable to address the recurrence of the phenomenon. Thus, university gates and class-rooms are often lucked up at the detriment of the innocent students who are at the receiving end. This paper particularly appraised various researches carried out by researchers and scholars on the subject of labour unrest and proposed ideal solution to resolve its recurrence. The Federal Republic of Nigeria (FRN, 2004) in the National Policy on Education, Section 8, Sub-section 59, stated the goals of tertiary education in Nigeria as: support to Nigeria development via high-ranking workforce training; improvement of right ethics for citizens and societal existence; growing of individuals' intellectual capacity; intellectual and physical skills acquisition; community service through promotion of scholarship; and development of unity that cuts across national and international boundaries.
URI: http://repository.fuoye.edu.ng/handle/123456789/2328

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