Impacts of Recurring Strike on Undergraduate students of Islamic Studies in Kwara State

Adisa IssaUsman, Sanusi Ramat Abidemi, Dr Muhammed-Sanni Abubakar & Juliana Ngozi Nwosu


This study investigated the impacts of recurring strike on Islamic Studies students in Kwara State. The study adopted descriptive survey design. The population of this study was all undergraduate students in Kwara State. The sample of the study comprised randomly selected two hundred undergraduate Islamic studies students in Kwara State. The instrument used in the study was an adapted questionnaire titled impact of long-term strike on academic performance of undergraduate Islamic Studies students; it contained fifteen items. The content and construct validity of the instrument were carried out and test re-test form of reliability was conducted with 0.76 reliability index. Two research questions were raised in the study and answered using percentage. The findings of this study revealed that distortion in academic calendar, promotion of immoralities among the undergraduate students, reduction in students’ productivity and creativity, and unnecessary delay in the year of students’ graduation are the major impacts of long-term strike on Islamic studies students. It was recommended that both Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) should reach a compromise on conditions that will improve effectiveness in the system and prevent subsequent strike action in Nigerian universities.

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