The Leverage of Industrial Actions on Academic Performance of University Students in Nigeria.

The Leverage of Industrial Actions on Academic Performance of University Students in Nigeria.

The Leverage of Industrial Actions on Academic Performance of University Students in Nigeria.

 

INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

The Academics Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) was formed in 1978 as umbrella body for the academic staff members of universities to serve as a channel for dialogue and making their request and grievances to the management of universities and the government. ASUU has constituted a force in recent time’s .However many of ASSUs request have not been fully met which as a result has in many occasion prompted the body to embark on strike. (Umagbalasi, 2013). This strike action has always led to negative effects on the student’s academic performance. The concept of strike is viewed as the stoppage of work which is the result of the mass refusal of employees to work, as reaction to employee grievances. Strikes are used to impose pressure on the government to provide infrastructure, improve the working condition of workers and change policies.  Arabian Journal of Business and Management Review ( 2015).The remote causes of the strike usually centers on unfavorable working conditions of workers and poor policies which do not enhance the effective execution of job functions of the lecturers. Evidences shows that many of ASSU strike do not yield government full intervention and implementation of agreed terms. The study is on the leverage of industrial actions on academic performance of university students in Nigeria.

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

The strike embarked upon by ASSUU is usually based on reasons to improve working condition and university infrastructures. However not many of these request are normally granted. Consequently ASSUU strike leads to the disruption of academic activities which deprives the students the right to learning and advancement over a protracted period of time. As a result the various campuses are shut down for academic activities .The resultant effects are that many students abandon their studies and engage in unproductive activities such as sexual immorality, cyber scam, pool betting, playing video games, gossips, watching films and reading comic materials for entertainment purposes rather than reading the school notes. These may affect their academic performance.

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According to Arukaino (2013), when students idle about it leads to security the problems. Odubela (2012) also stated that ASSUU strike leads to disappointment, frustration, emotional and psychological trauma on the part of students and parents as well. The problem confronting the study is an appraisal of the leverage of industrial actions on academic performance of university students in Nigeria.

OBJECTIVE  OF THE STUDY

The Main Objective of the study is to appraise the leverage of industrial actions on academic performance of university students in Nigeria; The specific objectives include

1 To determine the nature of industrial actions in Nigerian universities.

  2 To determine the level of academic performance of university students in Nigeria.

     3 To determine the leverage of industrial actions on academic performance of university students in Nigeria.

RESEARCH QUESTIONS

1 What is the nature of industrial actions in Nigerian universities?

2 What is the level of academic performance of university students in Nigeria?

3 What is the leverage of industrial actions on academic performance of university students in Nigeria?

STATEMENT OF THE HYPOTHESIS

The statement of the hypothesis for the study is stated in Null as follows

HO    The level of level of academic performance of university students in Nigeria is low.

Ho   The leverage of industrial actions on academic performance of university students in Nigeria is negative.

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

The study investigates the leverage of industrial actions on academic performance of university students in Nigeria. It provides relevant data for the effective formulation and implementation of policies          to enhance the realization of envisaged objective.

LIMITATION OF THE STUDY

The study was confronted with logistics and geographical factors.