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ERIC Number: EJ1149341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2217-7337
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Factors Influencing Students Unrest in Institutions of Higher Learning and Its Implications on the Academic Performance of Students in University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Davies, K. U.; Ekwere, G. E.; Uyanga, U. U.
Research in Pedagogy, v6 n1 p27-42 2016
Nigerians have for some time been disturbed by the alarming rate at which students' unrest in Nigerian institutions of higher learning have led to destruction of lives and property and untimely interruption of the planned academic programmes. On the basis of the above exposition, the project examined the concept of students' unrest, factors that influence students' unrest and its implication on the academic performance of students. A survey research design was adopted and a fifteen items questionnaire entitled "Factors Influencing Students' Unrest in Institution of Higher Learning Questionnaire" (FISUIHLQ), was used to collect the data needed for analysis. Percentage, frequency count, and mean model were used to analyze the data collected. Items that fall between 0.50-1.49 mean score were considered Very Low, items that fall between 1.50-2.49 mean score were considered Low, items that fall between 2.50-3.49 mean score were considered Moderate, Items that fall between 3.50-4.49 mean score were considered High, while items that fall between mean scores of 4.50-5.00 were considered Very High. The study, therefore, discovered that breaking of rules and regulations, lack of social amenities and students involvement in cultism were seen as "high" with mean scores of 2.60, 3.71 and 4.16 respectively, that is, they are serious factors that can influence students unrest in institutions of higher learning. While effective students' union body and periodic strike by staff of the institution were seen as "Low" with mean score of 2.21 and 1.96 respectively, that is, they are less serious factors that can influence students' unrest. Also, it was discovered that disrupts of academic programmes, closure of schools, lecturers not unable to cover syllabus, and brain drain syndrome are the implications of students unrest with mean scores of 3.70, 2.84, 4.06, 2.96 respectively were seen as "High", that is, they are serious implication of students' unrest. The best practices that should be observed by school authorities for effective control of students unrest were the use of dialogue, training of school administrators on crisis management, and presence of adequate infrastructure on campuses. Institutional heads would find the proposed recommendations as effective antidotes for effective control of students' unrest in Nigerian institutions of higher learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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