Human Resource Situation in Nigerian Universities: A Case Study of Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti

Olayemi Abiodun-Oyebanji


This paper examined the human resource situation in Nigerian universities, using Ekiti State University as a case
study. The research design used was a descriptive survey type. The population and sample consisted of all the
academic staff of the university under investigation. Secondary data was considered and relevant data were
collected from the academic planning division of the vice-chancellor’s office, Ekiti State University in order to
find out the human resource situation in terms of quantity, quality and adequacy as specified by NUC guidelines
in the university under investigation. Finding showed that the university under consideration fair very well in
terms of academic staff in professorial cadre, considering NUC requirement but its however bottom heavy in
terms of academic staff mix. Majority of academic staff in Ekiti State University are in the cadre of lecturer I
downward with the 65.1% of the entire academic staff falls into this category; which did not meet up with
National Universities Commission (NUC) ideal recommendation of only 45%. Based on this, it was therefore
recommended among others that more academic staff of the senior cadre should be recruited to the Nigerian
universities to remedy the short fall in the system and so as to equally adhere strictly to NUC standard of
lecturer/student ratio in order to ensure quality; since the findings in the university under investigation is not
totally different from what is obtainable in other Nigerian universities.

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