MINIMIZING COMMUNICATION BARRIERS FOR EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA
Keywords:Communication, communication barriers, effective management, university
Communication is key to effective management of higher institutions like the University system. Both academic and non-academic staff need to be properly informed before they can be efficient on their jobs while the students on their own part need to know what is expected of them. What this means is that effective communication network should be put in place to facilitate easy flow of information if the universityâ€™s vision and mission must be actualized. This paper examined the communication network in the university system in Nigeria and suggested ways that communication barriers such as use of ambiguous words, wrong timing and inappropriate communication network can be overcome in the Universities. The paper recommended that managers of Nigerian Universities should ensure that communication gaps are reduced to their barest minimum for effective management of the institutions.