Conflict is an ever-present process in human relations which is rarely resolved easily. Conflict is a “process in which one party perceives that its interests are being opposed or negatively affected by another party” and “the interactive process manifests in incompatibility, disagreement, or dissonance within or between social entities”. It is in the context of this interactive process that this paper examines an “Overview of Conflict and Student- Authority Conflict Management In Nigeria Tertiary Institutions”. This study adopts the Historical-cum-
Descriptive and Explanatory methods of research using the secondary sources of data collection. This study reveals that Students and Authorities of tertiary institutions in Nigeria engage in conflicts because of one reason or the other, the resultant effects of which involve destruction of lives and properties, elongation of academic activities and other negative consequences which are felt beyond the immediate
environment of the parties in conflict.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2018

  • Date of Conference: 25-28 June, 2018
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2018.0029
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-90-2
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada