EFFECT OF STRIKE ACTION ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOL: A CASE STUDY OF IKPOBA OKHA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE
EFFECT, STRIKE, ACTI ACADEMIC, PERFORMANCE, STUDENTS, SELECTED, SECONDARY, SCHOOL CASE, STUDY, IKPOB OKH LOCAL, GOVERNMENT, ARE E STATE
Effect Of Strike Action On The Academic Performance Of Students In Selected Secondary School: A Case Study Of Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area Of Edo State, Abstract
This Research Work Is To Find Out T He Effect Of Strike Action On
The Academic ...
This research work is to find out t he effect of strike action on
the academic performance of students in some selected secondary school in
Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo State. To accomplish the objectives of
this research, a questionnaire was drawn for one hundred and fifty students
selected in the area of study. The findings of this research revealed that:.
Strike is caused by irregularities of teachers salary.
Indiscipline of students in various schools
Lack of dialogue between Government and Nigerian Union of Teachers.
All these result to strike actions, the effect of this strike
actions is usually decreased in performance of students academic in secondary
school, in the years that are strike free. This study identified the fact that
persistent strike leads to low moral in both students and teachers. The
following recommendations and suggestions according to the research, if taken
will reduce or totally eliminate strike.
Adherence to collective bargaining
Provision of adequate education facilities and infrastructure that will enhance
The use of dialogue in resolving
TABLE OF CONTENT
Background of the study
Purpose of study
Significance of the study
Scope of study
Limitation of the study
Definition of terms
Chapter three =
Population of the study
Validity of instrument
Procedure for data collection
Method of data analysis
Chapter four =
Analysis of data
Chapter five =
Summary, conclusion and
Suggestion for further research
As a student one deserve to
know what to do in the bid to enhance or explore effective performance in
his/her educational aspect. It is probably pertinent to even reassure oneself
about who a student is in to be doing such as individual under discussion
find himself or herself in a college, polytechnics or university setting
charges with the task of acquiring knowledge, skills and trying to modify his
academic performance the role of living in the midst of other colleague and
getting about the acquisition of the desired knowledge which are modified and
influenced by both the materials and human features of the environments. The
profile for this presentation consists of consideration of the responsibilities
of a student. A high light of some factors which can hinder the effective
performance of the roles of the students are;
Hindrance of ones self social grove like gang, clique etc
Failure to set target to be accomplished.
of full knowledge or sometimes disregard for school rules and regulation and
the most hindrance is the NUT strike action which could be the talk on this
BACKGROUND OF STUDY
This project attempts to examine the effect of strike on the
academic performance of schools in Nigeria at large and Ikpoba Okha L.G.A. of
Edo State in particular. The secondary school community is composed of many
staff unions; strike by any of these unions has a tendency of lowering the
standard of education.
In this work, attention will be paid to the impact of Nigeria
Union of Teacher (NUT) strike action on student’s academic performance. This is
primary because NUT performs the initial functions of inculcating knowledge on
Nigeria secondary schools students. The researcher will also examine the
effects NUT strike has on the quality and standard of school
leavers produced from secondary schools.
A study of this nature is
necessary because education has the universal function of contributing to the
perpetration of societies by transmitting ideals, values and norms from
generation to generation thereby preparing the youth for active role in the
society. Education also displays the value conflicts that exist between ideals
and real norms that are typical of all cultures.
Fafunwa (1994) in recantation
of the above facts stated that an ideal educational medium should be able to
help the beneficiaries, develop the abilities, attitude and others forms of
behaviour which are positive value to the society in which they live.
Ejoh (1999) also recognized
that an ideal education is very important to an individual, his family, his
immediate community and the country as a whole. It helps to develop his mental
capability, widen his horizon and increases his job options. It is therefore
important that every individual acquires basic education. Aristotle (1988) also
recognized the indispensable function of education, which he stated in his book
that the aims of education should include;
The realizations of the capabilities and potential of individuals
The development of the body
The training of the appetites which is character or moral development
The development of the intellect or reason. He further hold that non of the
above should be emphasized at the expense of the others
In line with the above aims and
functions of education, the Nigeria government in its 1981 policy on education
are the building;
A free and democratic society
A just and egalitarian society
A United, strong and self-reliant nation
A great and dynamic economy
A land full of bright and full opportunity for all citizens
Presently, education in Nigeria
has not been able to achieve the noble objective because it is in deep
problems. Paramount among these problems is the incessant NUT strike, which has
often disrupted academic activities. Many reasons can be seen responsible for
these incessant strikes by the NUT. Prominent among those problems according to
NUT are those of funding, lacks of autonomy and dehumanizing working conditions
in trying to find a lasting solution to these problems, the long commission set
up by the federal government recommended in their report a 90% funding level
for next fifteen years 1992-2007.
The recommendations were
adopted in the agreement between the federal government of Nigeria and the NUT
unfortunately government reneged on the agreement. For instance, funding in
1996 should have been four times more than what was prescribed by the report
but fell short of this expectation because of government attitude towards
funding education. The economic down turn and the foreign exchange rates did
not help matters. Judging from the economic down turn, the review of the
agreement which government bluntly turned down. Folioing this there has been
several strikes action by the Nigerian Union of Teachers since then this
situation was further aggravated by the way government reacted to NUTS strike
action. Instead of engaging in meaningful dialogue with the teachers, the
governments sacked some and even went as far as forcefully ejecting them from
their official quarters.
In addition to the humiliation,
government refused to pay them their salaries and other entitlement. As a
result of this, most teachers left for the private sectors while some others
went to private schools in search of greener pastures. Some student’s looks to
crime, while others also secured temporary employments and yet others get
involve in street hawking and became juvenile delinquents. The consequence of
these strike action has led to a condition fall in education standard.
The conflict between the
federal government and teachers has been occurring intermittently in some state
secondary schools following from this, it becomes pertinent that a lasting
solutions be formed through a comprehensive research on the effect of strike on
the academic standard of students. This work intends to do this by drawing
government attention to the various steps to be taken in order to eliminate
these problems once and for all.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEMS
The disagreement of teachers
academics striken action is an agent of social change in an organization.
Education administrations is concerned with the effect and influences on strike
(disagreement) on he educational sector in particular to the social economic
and political sector in general.
PURPOSE OF STUDY
The main purpose of this study is to attract the attention of both
the educationist and non-educationalist to the effect of strike on the academic
performance of students, and to also examine the causes of strike by Nigerian
Union of Teachers (NUT). The following variables shall be examined;
Lack of autonomy
State of infrastructure of the secondary schools
Based on the above
stated problems the study shall answer this question;
Is there a relationship between NUT strike action and level of academic
What are some of the effect of strike action on students academic performance?
What role does the federal government play in ensuring non-insistent strike
How can the society at large contribute to the smooth flow of academic session?
What effect does strike has on the moral status of students?
SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY
The importance of this study is to bring to the knowledge of the public; the
effects of NUT strike actions on our educational system. The impact of strike
on our secondary schools and the academic performance of the students by the
academic staffs and the secondary schools in enhancing socio-economic and
political development of the nation.
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
Strike action by NUT is not
peculiar to some selected secondary schools in Ikpoba Okha L.G.A. alone but to
all secondary school in Nigeria. This study intends to carry out a comparative
analysis of 6 years performance chart of the final year students (SSS III) of
some selected secondary school in Ikpoba Okha L.G.A. as collected by the
examination and this study intends to carry out a comparative analysis of six
(6) years performance chart of the final year students SSS III of some selected
secondary school in Ikpoba Okha L.G.A. as collected by the examination and this
study intends to carry out a comparative analysis of three years performance
chart of the SS I and SS II students in Edo College and Niger college Secondary
Schools in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area as collected by the examination
and class teacher records.
research, some terms, which are used connotatively, are defined and classified
to enable use understand the context they are used.
L.G.A.: Local Government Area
Instructional Aids (materials):
These are teaching materials which teachers use in order to assist in his
Teaching: A process which bring about a relative change in
behaviour over time in academic situation
Method: this is the procedure
in which a goal can be achieved in teaching
Student: A person who is
studying at a school or college
Teachers: A person who teaches (profession)
Strike: A time or period when
work is not done because of disagreement over pay or working conditions
Academics: Teaching and
studying in a college or schools subjects taught to provide skills for the mind
rather than for the hand.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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