Student Perception of Strategies for Reduction of Academic Staff Union of Universities Strikes in Anambra State

  • Onyekachukwu H. Okoli
  • N.P. Oguejiofor
  • Nneka Chigozie Okoli


In Nigeria, the Education sector especially tertiary institution have witnessed in recent time incessant closure due to industrial action. The influence of this repeated closure of school and academic programs on students learning effectiveness can better be imagined than described. Academic staff union of Universities strike (ASUU Strike) is defined as an organization of teaching staff that uses collective action or stoppage of work to advance its members interest in regards to wages and working condition. The principal aim of this trade union is to promote their members interests. Therefore ASUU as a trade union, in order to fight for their right, good working condition in the Universities and better living standards of the staff of universities have been engaging in incessant strike action so as to press home her demands. ASUU remains the most powerful trade union in Nigeria. It does not dine with the Government which explains why it is difficult to infiltrate its ranks. It goes beyond its primary mandate of protecting the interest of its members to fight for the downtrodden in the Nigeria society (Uzoh, 2017).