Academic Adjustment and Maladjustment: An Assessment of Ahmadu Bello University’s Adviser-Advisee Scheme

Michael Kwanashie,* Department of Economics,  Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria

Helen Kwanashie, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria

Abstract

In an attempt to revamp the Adviser-Advisee Scheme at Ahmadu Bello University, a pilot study was conducted to unearth the challenges experienced by Faculty (advisers) and Students (advisees) operating the scheme, as well as suggestions for its improvement. Online search on Academic Advising was undertaken to ascertain best practices across continents. Against this backdrop, the Adviser-Advisee Scheme (AAS) at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) was evaluated using primary and secondary data, obtained via quantitative and qualitative methods. The results identified challenges facing ABU’s AAS and possible solutions, including as these relate to students and faculty transitioning to learning in today’s digital age in an LDC. Despite diversities, conferees were invited to share their institutional and personal experiences of academic advising, and so enriched the strategy that was eventually proposed by the authors as the way forward for the AAS at ABU.

Keywords: academic advising, adviser, advisee, student-faculty collaboration, student preparedness

* Corresponding author. Email: mike.kwanashie@gmail.com

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