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Managing Labour Unionism for Industrial Harmony and Academic Excellence in University Education Programmes in Cross River State, Nigeria (Published)

Labour disputes have become regular occurrences in Nigeria and the right to trade unionism has been constantly abused. Such unionism abuses and disputes often results in low productivity, which in turn affects the demand and supply chain of the economy. The laws in the country are always not abided by, so rather than bargaining, unions embark on strike as first resort, thereby constantly disrupting industrial harmony and academic activities in Nigerian Universities. The objective of the study was to examine the influence of labour unionism on industrial harmony and academic excellence in university education programmes in Cross River State, Nigeria. Survey research design was adopted for the study. The study population was the principal officers in the management and administrative cadre of the public Universities in Cross River State. Purposive sampling approach was used to select all the principal officers of the Universities because the population was manageable. A total 380instruments was administered for which 363 favourably responded. An instrument titled: Managing Labour Unionism for Industrial Harmony and Academic Excellence in University Education Programmes Questionnaire (MLUIHAEUEPQ) was used to elicit information from the respondents. Data collected were analyzed by means of simple linear regression. Finding revealed that labour negotiation and collective bargaining significantly influenced industrial harmony and academic excellence in university education programmes in terms of stable school calendar, staff productivity and effective communication among the employees. Based on the findings of this study it was therefore recommended that the management of labour unions in Nigerian Universities should be detached from the influence of the government and the university principal officers. Also, labour unions should be allowed to operate as a single entity representing and protecting the interest of their members devoid of unnecessary interference by the university management.

Keywords: Academic Excellence, Industrial Harmony, Labour unionism, University Education

The Use of ICT to Enhance University Education in Nigeria. (Published)

Today, information and communication technology (ICT) is very important in the learning and teaching process at all levels of education. However, in Nigeria the use of ICT is still at its infancy. If the educational system in Nigeria is to match with global requirements, there is need to incorporate the use of ICT that facilitates knowledge acquisition within and beyond the classroom. This paper examines the gap and challenges facing the use of ICT in university education in Nigeria. The study is a descriptive survey that assessed five universities for the most urgent solution. The population of the study was 120 respondents and this is made up  of university lecturers and the students. Findings revealed that there is a gap between the university teachers and students and ICT usage in classrooms and many university lecturers and students have to go to commercial cyber cafés in town before they have access to a computer that is internet connected, teachers are faced with some challenges and barriers of availability of facilities which prevent them to employ ICT in the classroom, the solutions proffered include funding, provision of facilities and technical expertise in Nigeria universities.

Keywords: Classroom, Education System, ICT, Nigeria, University Education, Use, gap

Towards Revitalizing Nigerian University System through Strategic Thinking and Planning (Published)

The main purpose of this paper is to present how Nigerian university system could be revitalized through strategic thinking and planning. The university education in Nigeria is faced with a lot of challenges. The result is that most employers of labour complain about the poor quality of the products. This paper therefore examines the roles and state of university education in Nigeria. It also presents the steps in strategic planning process and how to revive the university system through strategic thinking and planning. The measures to be taken in order to sustain the gains of strategic thinking and planning in Nigeria universities are also presented and recommendations were also made.

Keywords: Strategic Thinking; Strategic Planning, University Education

Towards Revitalizing Nigerian University System through Strategic Thinking and Planning (Published)

The main purpose of this paper is to present how Nigerian university system could be revitalized through strategic thinking and planning. The university education in Nigeria is faced with a lot of challenges. The result is that most employers of labour complain about the poor quality of the products. This paper therefore examines the roles and state of university education in Nigeria. It also presents the steps in strategic planning process and how to revive the university system through strategic thinking and planning. The measures to be taken in order to sustain the gains of strategic thinking and planning in Nigeria universities are also presented and recommendations were also made.

Keywords: Quality control, Strategic Planning, Strategic Thinking, University Education

Towards Revitalizing Nigerian University System through Strategic Thinking and Planning (Published)

The main purpose of this paper is to present how Nigerian university system could be revitalized through strategic thinking and planning. The university education in Nigeria is faced with a lot of challenges. The result is that most employers of labour complain about the poor quality of the products. This paper therefore examines the roles and state of university education in Nigeria. It also presents the steps in strategic planning process and how to revive the university system through strategic thinking and planning. The measures to be taken in order to sustain the gains of strategic thinking and planning in Nigeria universities are also presented and recommendations were also made.

Keywords: Strategic Thinking; Strategic Planning, University Education

Globalization of University Education in Nigeria: Its Critical Challenges (Review Completed - Accepted)

The world as it is now can-correctly be referred to as the global village that McLuhan talked about many years ago. Globalization is a word that is gaining the fastest ascendancy in all parts and all aspects of the world today. Globalization of university education in Nigeria, good as it seems is faced with some critical challenges. This paper examines some of the critical challenges of globalization of University education in Nigeria and the way out

Keywords: Critical Challenges., Globalization, University Education