The Influence of University Strikes on Educational Systems: An Exploratory Pilot Study on Nigerian Students
Ali A. Albar, Uriel U. Onye

Abstract
This study explores how strikes in Nigerian universities influence the educational systems and students’learning and information seeking behaviors. The purpose of the study was to identify consequences resulting from the influence of strike on students’ information seeking behavior to that will enable education authorities formulate policies that will remedy the situation. The problem of the study shows that strikes have become synonymous with university education systems more than two decades ago, and as university staff cannot be stopped from exercising their civil rights to industrial action so too should university students’ rights to learning not be compromised. Findings reveal the education system was a self-destruct mechanism because it was producing uneducated-graduates. The policy implications of this study will enable government and education authorities realize the consequences of university strikes on students, educators, and society.


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