Organisational Factors influencing strikes in Institutions of Higher learning in Uganda: A case of Kyambogo University
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This study focused on investigating organizational factors leading to strikes in institutions of higher learning in Uganda, using a case of Kyambogo University. The study was undertaken to check if the strategies put in place such as provision of university facilities, University management styles and quality of lecturers' services contribute to strikes at Kyambogo University. The study was guided by the following research objectives which were:- To explore the relationship between provision of university facilities and strikes in Kyambogo University, to establish the relationship between University management styles and strikes in Kyambogo University, to examine the relationship between quality of lecturers’ services and strikes in Kyambogo University. The study design used was cross sectional survey to collect data from administrative staffs and deans and 120 teaching staff (lecturers), 22 University council members and 15 student guild leaders. The study adopted both qualitative and quantitative approaches. The researcher designed questionnaires and interview guide that were used in data collection. The key findings indicated that there is a significant impact between the quality of lecturers’ services and persistent strikes in Kyambogo University. There is a significant relationship between university facilities and strikes in Kyambogo University. It was established that there is a significant impact between university management styles and persistent strikes in Kyambogo University. The study recommends that management of Kyambogo University should focus on paying Lecturers in time with a fair remuneration disseminated to them in respect to their services ,management of Kyambogo University should work on having enough furniture, computers, science laboratory, workshop, computer laboratory, internet services for all the students and University management should uphold the good transport services to and from the university and the fairly good security and security measures at the university.