CONFLICT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE EFFECTIVENESS IN UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE EFFECTIVENESS IN UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN

The nature and character of the university as an academic organization entail the achievement and maintenance of a harmonious environment conducive for the working together of various groups of staff and the management team for the attainment of preselected missions and objectives. Historically, University of Ibadan system has been saturated with series of conflicts, especially, student-related conflict,with consequent adversities on the advancement of knowledge.

However, conflict today has become a part of organizations. This is more so in an organization as a university with a structure that allows two or more units or groups to share functional boundaries in achieving its set objectives. In universities, people with differing natures-students, lecturers and administrative staff – have to work harmoniously. Hence, the organizational structure is such that staff and staff, students and students, staff and students share functional boundaries of exchange of knowledge.