n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Causes and effects of industrial conflicts in the teaching service of Osun State, Nigeria

Volume 15, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



The study identified causes of industrial conflicts in the teaching service of Osun State, Nigeria. It also determined the effects of industrial conflicts on the public secondary school educational sector of Osun State. Primary and secondary data were collected for the study. Primary data were collected through questionnaires and in-depth oral interview. Secondary data were collected from official publications of both the ministry of Education, Osogbo and the Nigerian Union of Teachers, Osun Sstate wing. Descriptive statistics are used to analyze the data collected.

The study revealed that the major causes of industrial conflicts included: poor conditions of service (28.23%) breach of agreement by government (25%); Unlawful retirement and retrenchment of teachers (23.54%) and poor remuneration (21.13%). Industrial conflicts had affected the performance of public secondary school's students in WAEC and NECO, negatively. Also it has reduced the enrolment figure in the public secondary schools in Osun State and has lowered the morale of public secondary school teachers in the state. The study concluded that the causes of industrial conflicts should be addressed in order to restore the past glory of public secondary schools in the state in particular and the country in general.

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