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The brain drain phenomenon in Nigeria and struggles by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to redress it

Yaqub, Nuhu

Abstract:
In this paper, the authors discuss the phenomenon of brain drain as it has affected the Nigerian university system and how the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been involved to battle it.  A critical concern to the paper is the extent to which the very weapon ASUU has been using to fight against the phenomenon, ie. the strike weapon has not been negatively impacting on the possibility of eradicating it.  The authors show that the strike method has only served to dampen the zeal, effectiveness and efficiency of academic staff.  The conceptual analysis of brain drain and related issues  as well as an historical analysis of the struggles of ASSU to combat the phenomenon and restore the dignity and integrity of the university system are discussed. An assessment is given of the struggles that have been waged to stem the tide of brain drain. The final section contains the conclusions and recommendations.   

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Title of Paper: The brain drain phenomenon in Nigeria and struggles by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to redress it
Conference Name: Conference of Rectors, Vice-Chancellors and Presidents of African Universities (COREVIP)
Conference Date: 2007-10-21
Conference Location: Tripoli, Libya
Published as Proceedings: no


Date:2007
Document Type:Conference Paper (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:National Systems and Comparative Studies
Country:Nigeria
Keywords:Brain Drain, Nigeria, Academic Staff Unions, Universities, Redress, Academic Community, Economic Issues, Critiques, Boycotts, Government, Academic Drift, Politics


File Size:81 KB
Rights:Permission to use this paper was granted by the AAU
Date Added:16 May 2008


Yaqub, Nuhu (2007). The brain drain phenomenon in Nigeria and struggles by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to redress it Presented at the Conference of Rectors, Vice Chancellors and Presidents of African Universities ( COREVIP), Tripoli, LIbya, October, 2007