Comparative Assessment of Leadership Style of Past Three Vice Chancellors of University of Agriculture, Makurdi

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1 Department of Agricultural Extension and Communication, University of Agriculture, Makurdi Benue State, Nigeria

2 Department of Agricultural Extension and Communication, University of Agriculture, Makurdi Benue State, Nigeria

Abstract

The degree of complexity attendant in university administration is hardly to be encountered in any other organization with peculiarities which distinguish it from military, paramilitary and ministry. The vice chancellor in university is primarily concerned with how to manage resources allocated to them which requires constant teamwork and communication; however the situation is different in most of the universities. The study assessed leadership style of past three vice chancellors of University of Agriculture, Makurdi. Simple random sampling was used in selecting 16 respondents from four colleges, two departments, one directorate and one institute; primary data were collected using structured questionnaire. Results revealed that Gyang authoritarian 63.5%, Ayatse flexible 56.25%, Uza authoritarian 43.75%, on selected leadership attributes: Gyang 31.25% low level of accessibility, Ayatse 31.25% good financial resources management, Uza 37.5% financial transparency. On rate of violation of the University laws Gyang 62.5% violated laws concerning promotion, recruitment and admission. It is recommended that vice chancellors style of leadership should be service to the people since decision making in the university is different from what is obtainable in other organizations

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