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Title: MANAGING STUDENTS’ CRISIS IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA
Authors: Adeyemi, T.O
Hasstrup, T. E
ALONGE, HEZEKIAH OGBOMIDA
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Journal of Research in National Development
Series/Report no.: 1;1
Abstract: This paper examined the management of crisis in tertiary institutions in Ondo State, Nigeria. As a descriptive study, the population comprised all lectures and students of the 5 tertiary institutions in the state. A sample of 520 students and 240 lecturer was selected through the process of stratified random sampling from two institutions viz: Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko and Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo. A self-designed instrument tagged “students’ crisis in Tertiary Institutions Questionnaire (SCTIQ)” was used to collect the data for the study. The instrument was validated by research experts in Educational Foundations and Management Department and Test & Measurement Department of the University of Ado-Ekiti. A test-retest method was used to determine the reliability of the instrument. A reliability coefficient of 0.83 was got. Frequency counts, simple percentage, Pearson product moment correlation and t-test statistic were to analyze the data collected. Five research questions are raised and three hypotheses generated. The hypotheses raise were tested at 0.05 level of significance. Findings from the study showed that the level of students’ crisis in Ondo State was low in recent time. The study revealed that students’ crisis occurred as a result of institutions’ authority forcing students to pay special level; Drastic and obnoxious rules and regulation; failure on the part of the school authority to guarantee security of lives and properties in campuses; wide communication gap between authority and students and inadequate facilities. The effect of students crisis were loss of lives and properties; closure of schools. The study further revealed that maintaining cordial relationship between school authority and students as well as involving students in decision making are the most effective ways of curbing students’ crisis in schools. The study also revealed a significant relationship between causes of students’ crisis in schools. The study also revealed in the study that there was a significant relationship between causes of students’ crisis and the management strategies put in place to curb the crisis. Base don the findings, it was recommended that school authorities should be more democratic in handling students’ affair and also involve students in decision making process. It was again recommended that institutions’ authority should always focus more on preventive strategies in order to reduce crisis rather than curative measures.
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