Trade Union Activities and Administrative Efficacy in Universities in Southwestern Nigeria
Aktiviti Kesatuan Sekerja dan Keberkesanan Pentadbiran di Universiti di Southwestern Nigeria
Administrative efficacy is the extent to which the objectives of the organisation have been achieved through the identification, systematic and judicious use of available human and material resources in the organisation. In the universities, the union, the government and the management of the institutions are supposed to work harmoniously to achieve the objectives of the university with ease. However, in recent time, there have been frequent workers’ strikes in most of the Nigerian universities which in no small way had distorted educational activities and academic calendars thereby making the achievement of educational objectives a difficult task. Therefore, this study investigated trade union activities and administrative efficacy in Universities in South-western Nigeria. The population of this study comprised of all academic and non-academic staff of the six federal government owned Universities in the South West geo-political zone of Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 2,000 respondents from the six universities. Two instruments tagged Trade Union Activities Questionnaire and Administrative Efficacy Questionnaire were used to elicit a response from the participants. The study found that trade union activities contribute jointly to the efficacy of the administration in the Universities and that the five trade union activities have a relative contribution to the administrative efficacy in the Universities. The university administration should pay special attention to all the activities of trade union and give priority to payment of staff salary among other duties of the university.