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Interscience Management Review

Abstract

The research was conducted to determine the impact of the exercise of academic freedom of lecturers on teaching and learning in tertiary educational institutions in Nigeria. 110 lecturers from eleven universities selected from the northern, eastern, southern and western parts of Nigeria as well as federal, state and private made up the sample for study. The Two research questions posed and two hypotheses formulated were answered and tested respectively. A questionnaire titled "AFTeL " was used to collect data. Analysis of data revealed that lecturers exercised academic freedom to a large extent but ii has some negative impact on teaching and learning. Based on the findings, the researcher recommended that Academic Freedom should continue to be encouraged but that there should be strict enforcement of professional ethics and lecturers checked to remove the negative impact.

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