Protection of Students Right to Dignity, Privacy and Non-Discrimination for Global Competitiveness in the Management of Tertiary Institutions in Kebbi State, Nigeria
The protection of students’ right is one of the strategies of providing an enabling environment for students to unfold their talents for global competitiveness. This study for this reason, investigated in tertiary educational institutions in Kebbi State. The descriptive survey design was used for the study. Stratified and simple random sampling techniques were used to sample the views of 150 lecturers and 250 students from 5 tertiary institutions in Kebbi State. A researcher designed instrument based on four point Likert Scale was validated, with reliability index of 0.89 was used to collect data. The cut-off mean of 2.5 was used for decision. Mean and Rank Order was used to analyze data to answer the research questions. z-test was applied to test hypotheses at 0.05 alpha levels. It was found that students right to dignity of the human person, private and family life, as well as freedom from discrimination were protected by the management of tertiary institutions in Kebbi State. It was recommended that the protection of students’ right should be upheld as a strategy for ensuring global competitiveness.
Keywords: Students Right, Dignity, Privacy, Discrimination, Global competitiveness, Management.