The Relevance of Public Administration Education: Towards Professional Development of Men and Women in Public Organizations

Nestor Pabiona Blace

Abstract


This study investigated several factors on the need and continuing relevance of the public administration education. Primary data were gathered through the questionnaires administered to the Maser in Public Administration (MPA) graduates, their immediate heads, and their co-employees. The data gathered were analyzed through frequency distribution, percentage, mean and t-test.
The findings of the study revealed that the degrees earned by the respondents before taking the MPA degree vary. This implies that the decision to enroll in the MPA degree is not determined by the degrees that they possess, but by their employment in the government agencies or institutions. The findings further revealed that the MPA degree earned by the graduate-respondents had helped them in terms of job advancement, promotions and movement in employment. The knowledge, skills and values that the respondents should acquire and practice as government employees have been inculcated in them through the public administration education that they pursued.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/par.v4n2p52

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