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.
Lack 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
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 studentís 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
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.
(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.
(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
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
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
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.
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.
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 studentís 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.
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.
OF THE PROBLEMS
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.
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
Based on the above stated problems the study
shall answer this question;
Is there a relationship between NUT strike
action and level of academic performance?
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 action?
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?
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.
OF THE STUDY
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.