Middle European Scientific Bulletin

Volume 18, November 2021, Pages 206-217

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Academic Staff of Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria and the Problem of Insecurity

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Abstract

The objective of tertiary education in Nigeria can only be realized when the tertiary institutions environment are peaceful, secured and conducive for teaching, learning and implementation of research programme. The recent attacks on tertiary institutions, especially on the academic staff, non-academic staff and students cannot guarantee sustainable development of tertiary education in Nigeria. Therefore, this paper discusses the effects of insecurity on theacademic staff of Nigerian tertiary institutions. The research employed the used of secondary and primary data to provide empirical supports for the various points raised in the paper. The secondary data used for this paper were sourced from both print and online publication. The paper concludes that attacks on academic staff of tertiary institutions have led to the death of academic staff, disruption of teaching programme, research programme, displacement of academic staff and brain-drain. To address these problems of insecurity, the paper recommended that government should identify problems causing insecurity, banditry and insurgency in the country and solve them. Management of the university should provide adequate security in all staff quarters and installation of CCTV at strategic locations should be done. All tertiary staff quarters should be fenced and adequate funds should be provided for the security unit of tertiary institutions and the units should be equipped with modern security technologies etc.

Abstract

The objective of tertiary education in Nigeria can only be realized when the tertiary institutions environment are peaceful, secured and conducive for teaching, learning and implementation of research programme. The recent attacks on tertiary institutions, especially on the academic staff, non-academic staff and students cannot guarantee sustainable development of tertiary education in Nigeria. Therefore, this paper discusses the effects of insecurity on theacademic staff of Nigerian tertiary institutions. The research employed the used of secondary and primary data to provide empirical supports for the various points raised in the paper. The secondary data used for this paper were sourced from both print and online publication. The paper concludes that attacks on academic staff of tertiary institutions have led to the death of academic staff, disruption of teaching programme, research programme, displacement of academic staff and brain-drain. To address these problems of insecurity, the paper recommended that government should identify problems causing insecurity, banditry and insurgency in the country and solve them. Management of the university should provide adequate security in all staff quarters and installation of CCTV at strategic locations should be done. All tertiary staff quarters should be fenced and adequate funds should be provided for the security unit of tertiary institutions and the units should be equipped with modern security technologies etc.

Keywords

Academic
Public
Problems
Tertiary
Staff

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Jacob, O. N., Okwelogu, I. S., Enyinnaya, E. J., & Mohammed, Y. D. (2021). Academic Staff of Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria and the Problem of Insecurity. Middle European Scientific Bulletin, 18, 206-217. Retrieved from https://cejsr.academicjournal.io/index.php/journal/article/view/871
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    17 November 2021
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    17 November 2021
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    17 November 2021