THE ROLE OF CULTURE AND CREDIT IN PROMOTING SENSE OF COMMUNITY AMONG STAFF AND STUDENTS OF UNIVERSITIES IN RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA

Prince Aribiton Johnson, Vikoo Baribor

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This study examined the role of culture and credit in promoting sense of community among Staff and Students of universities in Rivers State. Two objectives, two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. The study adopted a cross-sectional survey research design, with a sample size of 484 university staff and students drawn through stratified random sampling technique. The role of culture and credit Questionnaire (TRCCQ) was used for data collection. The reliability of the RICCQ was tested using Pearson Product Moment Correlation and a reliability coefficient of 0.75 was obtained. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions, while Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. Findings from the study indicated that there was a significant difference in the views of lecturers, administrative staff and students in terms of the role of culture and credit in promoting sense of community among Staff and Students of universities in Rivers State, but there was no significant difference in their views in terms of the role of culture aspect of the 5Cs. Based on the findings, the authors recommended that there is need for the universities to adopt a more practical curriculum that will increase the employability of Nigerian graduates into the labour market.

 

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