OCCURRENCES AND PERCEIVED STRATEGIES FOR ERADICATION OF STUDENTS’ UNREST IN POLYTECHNICS IN KWARA STATE, NIGERIA

Abdulaziz, I. ; BALOGUN, A.O. ; RASHEED, S.A ; ONIYE, R.O. (2017-11)

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Tertiary institution in Nigeria today has been battling with different kinds of unrest which invariably affects the academic activities in schools and its’ environment. This study therefore, carried out investigation on occurrences and perceived strategies for eradicating students’ unrest in Polytechnics in Kwara State, Nigeria. The design for the study was descriptive survey. The population was all lecturers and students of Polytechnics in Kwara State. The study sampled 365 lecturers and 1,162 making 1,527. Multistage sampling techniques involving simple random, proportional and stratified random sampling techniques were used to select the respondents. A researcher designed questionnaire titled, ‘Perceived Strategies for Eradication Students’ Unrest Questionnaire (PESUQ) with a reliability index of 0.72r was used to collect data from the respondents. The data collected were analyzed using percentage indices and t-test statistics. The result of the finding revealed that students unrest could be curbed or managed with the use of ID Card on campus, constitution of students’ disciplinary committee, creation of functional guidance and counseling unit, monitoring of unionism on campus by the management, presence of security agents (stop and search mechanism) and serious campaign through banners, bill boards, conferences, workshops and symposium. It was recommended that Sociologist, religious leaders, government, homes and school management should embark on enlightenment campaign programs to eradicate students’ unrest in our society

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