Thompson Toryuh Aun, Oniye Ridwanullahi Kolapo, Islamiyyah Olajire Ibraheem


One of the ways workers expressed their displeasure to respective employer is through industrial action or strike as it is commonly called. This study investigated the causes and consequences of Academic Staff Union of Universities strike among public universities in Nigeria. The study employed the descriptive survey method. The population of the study comprised all the 91 public universities in Nigeria, the sample of the study was 400 stakeholders, comprising of lectures, students, parents, transporters, marketers, across all the public universities in the nation, who were chosen using multistage sampling procedure of purposive and simple random sampling at their respective public universities. 400 respondents were sampled from twelve (12) universities where 33 respondents were chosen from each university. The instrument for the collection of data for this study was a self-designed questionnaire titled “Stakeholders’ Perception of Prevalence, Causes and Consequences of ASUU Strike among Public Universities in Nigeria: 1999-2022 (SPCCASPUN)”. The questionnaire was in 5 points Likert’s scale, containing 24 items, validated via experts/professionals with the reliability of 0.87 obtained, using split-half method while the data was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics of mean rating, percentage and t-test. Findings of the study revealed amongst others that poor budgetary allocation to education sector, failure of the federal government to honor their long-term agreement, staff bonuses, politicization of ASUU strike, revitalization of universities, etcetera are causes of ASUU strike while loss of interest in school to increased social vices, rush of academic programs, missing out on NYSC and other job opportunities, loss of sponsorship, among others are seen as the consequences. It was concluded that both government and ASUU should come to terms and resolve the issue once and for all to avoid future reoccurrence. 


Stakeholders, Perception, ASUU Strike, Public Universities, Nigeria.

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