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The University System as a Mere Organized Conflict Environment

The University System as a Mere Organized Conflict Environment
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Author(s): Yusuf Abubakar (Sokoto State University, Nigeria) and Abubakar Mansur Danjeka (Federal College of Education, Nigeria)
Copyright: 2016
Pages: 14
Source title: Applied Chaos and Complexity Theory in Education
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Şefika Şule Erçetin (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0460-3.ch005

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Abstract

The university system is an organized anarchy. It is a system that brings different components from different dimensions with different focus sometimes conflicting one another in one place, in order to achieve a particular goal. This paper examines the university as a system that comprises different faculties, departments and units managing different disciplines and courses/subjects. Chaos and complexity nature of university was examined and results show that each faculty and department is taking a different direction without caring about others, and in the same faculty there are different departments handling different courses. And lecturers are using different methods in the conduct of their lessons and researches, and all these struggles are made towards achieving university objectives. The challenges faced by university system and possible solutions to overcome those challenges were discussed.

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