Students Unrest in Institutions of Higher Learning

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UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA ( NSUKA )
RESEARCH PAPER

AUTHOR: HENRY ONYEKACHI NWAPA
TITLE: A SURVEY OF STUDENTS UNREST
IN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER
LEARNING, CAUSES, EFFECTS, AND SOLUTIONS
FACULTY: BUSINESS
DEPARTMENT: MARKETING
DATE: AUGUST 2010

SIGNATURE

A SURVEY OF THE STUDENTS UNREST IN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER
LEARNING, CAUSES, EFFECTS, AND SOLUTIONS

A RESEARCH PROJECT PRESENTED TO THE FACULTY OF BUSINESS,
UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKA

IN PARTIAL FUFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARD OF
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MARKETING

BY HENRY ONYEKACHI NWAPA GSP- 101

DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING. AUGUST, 2010

II
DEDICATION

This work is dedicated to the God almighty, who is the giver of life, Who freely gives wisdom to all. Who inspired me all through this work.
III ABSTRACT
This study is aimed at looking into student’s unrest in institutions of higher learning, causes, effects and solutions. And the scope of this research is not focused on a particular institution, but a general over-view of all the institutions in NIGERIA The following three research questions form the bases of this investigation. (1) To what extent does the difficulty experienced by the students at school lead to student’s unrest? (2) To what extent does the activity of secret societies in the institutions of higher learning lead to student’s unrest? (3) To what extent does student’s protest of unwelcomed policies lead to student’s unrest?

The population of this research was drawn from students in various universities across the country. A mail questionnaire was designed to elicit information as answers to the above research questions. The replies to the questionnaire were analyzed using the simple mean and standard deviations. The results of the study as shown by the analytical method are as follows: - (1) The difficulties experienced by students in the institutions led to students’ unrest. (2) The activities of secret societies in the institutions contributed greatly to students’ unrest. (3) Students protest of unwelcomed policies led to unrest.

IV TABLE OF CONTENTS Page No Dedication and acknowledgement………………………………. ii Abstract ……………………………………………………………………… iii Table of contents ………………………………………………………... IV List of Tables……………………………………………………………….. V CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION …………………………………………………. 1 1.1 Background of the study ……………………………………. 1 1.2 Statement of the problem…………………………………… 4 1.3 Purpose of the study …………………………………………. 6 1.4 Significance of the study ……………………………………. 6 1.5 Scope of study……………………………………………………. 7 1.6 Research question………………………………………………. 7 CHAPTER TWO

LITERATURE REVIEW……………………………………………………. 8 2.1 Definition of students’ unrest……………………………. 8 2.2 Difficulties experienced by students at...
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