The Millstone of Industrial Disputes in Nigerian Universities: A Synoptic Account
This paper gave a synoptic account of the trends of industrial disputes in Nigerian public universities. It examined the history of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) which was formed in 1978. It was observed that since the infamous FG/ASUU Agreement in 1999 (which is a 20-year-period), only five years; 2000, 2004, 20014 2015 and 2016 were spared of the incessant strikes that had led to the downturn in academic activities and students’ performances in Nigerian public universities. The paper recommended that the Federal Government and ASUU should map out an enduring strategy to allow the university system to run uninterrupted for a period of ten years so that some degree of sanity and stability in the management and administration of the university system can be achieved.