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ERIC Number: EJ1101385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0952-8733
The Status of Parental Notification Policy and Practice for Students Involved with Alcohol Abuse at a Private University in Nigeria
Olaore, Augusta; Olaore, Israel
Higher Education Policy, v29 n2 p218-233 Jun 2016
Parental notification policies and practices have been found to reduce alcohol and drug use at universities in the United States of America. This study examined the status of parental notification policy and practice at a faith-based private university in Nigeria for students involved with alcohol use. The study revealed that the absence of a documented policy on procedure on parental notification led to inconsistencies in the informal notification practices. Parents, staff and students expressed varied degrees of frustration at the lack of proper parental notification practices. Factors such as mode of notification, timing and purpose of notification, clarification of familial relationships between students and parents-guardian emerged as key indicators. The study recommends that Nigeria as a nation contextualize the American Higher Education Reauthorization Act of 1998 and enact legislation on parental notification that will inform the development of a parental notification policy in Nigerian universities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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