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THE NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
ISSN: 0331-4111
Volume 14, No. 2  (2016)

DOI: 10.36108/NJSA/6102/14(0230)

Mentoring in a Nigerian University: An Analysis of Mentor- Protégée Relationship and Benefits
Ifeanyi P. Onyeonoru1,  Oluchi Okoli-Ikedi1 Joshua Onuenyim Nweke2 & Fred Ahmadu3
1Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
2Department of Sociology/Anthropology Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
3Department of Sociology Covenant University Ota, Nigeria
Email: Ifyonyes@yahoo.com, Onyeonoru@ui.edu.ng

 

Abstract
The association of mentoring with “in loco parentis” situates it in institutional growth and development discourse in Nigerian University System. The study examined mentor-protégée relationship and the benefits accruing from the mentorship Programme instituted in the Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan in 2006. A triangulation of research methods was utilized in the collection of data. The mentorship programme was found to be beneficial to the mentees in several aspects of their academic life in spite of mixed bag of mentor-mentee relationships

 

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