THE ACADEMIC STAFF UNION OF UNIVERSITIES, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONFLICT AND QUALITY UNIVERSITY EDUCATION TOWARDS 2030 IN NIGERIA

Evuarherhe Veronica Abolo

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were used to build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in order to achieve greater global development. The study investigated the influence of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) / Federal Government conflict on the achievement of SDG4 which bothers on education as it relates to tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Three research questions and three hypotheses were raised for the study. The participants of the study consist 300 sample academics from three Federal Universities. A self-constructed questionnaire titled Sustainable Development Goal on Education Realisation and Academic Staff and Federal Government Conflict Questionnaire (SGGRASFGQ) was used to solicit data for the study. The research questions were answered by descriptive statistics while the hypotheses were tested using Chi Square. The findings showed that the federal government/ ASUU conflicts significantly influence: the universities learning environment; the realisation of the teacher management; and the quality of education targets of SDG 4 in Nigeria. Recommendations such as the government prioritising education through aggressive plans; eradicating conflicts through a final resolution strategy; overhauling the university syllabus and partnership with concerned stakeholders in education were proffered in order to achieve SDG4 in the year 2030.

 

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sustainable development goal four, academic staff union of universities, federal government, conflict, teacher management, quality education

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