Organizaion of Nigerian Universities and Workers’ Productivity

Chika Josephine Ifedili, Chidiebele Ifedili


The study investigated the organization and management of university system following the outcry among education stakeholders on the height of indiscipline among university workers. The population consisted of all teaching and administrative staff of all the tertiary institutions in the three geo-political zones of Nigerian federation: North-Central, Southeast, and Southwest. From these zones, a sample of two federal, two state and two private universities were randomly selected for the study. A stratified random sampling method was used to select 150 academic staff and 150 administrative staff from each government universities while 50 academic and 50 non-academics were selected from private universities. A total sample of 700 teaching staff (410 males and 290 females) and 700 administrative staff (362 males and 338 females) participated in the study. The data of the study were collected using the questionnaire titled Universities Organization and Workers’ Productivity (UOWP). The validity of the questionnaire was done by experts in Education Administration and Planning. The reliability of the instrument was tested using a Split-Half Method. The Correlation Coefficient was corrected by the use of Spearman Brown Formula. The Pearson Product Moment Correlation was .69 and final Spearman Brown Formula yielded 0.82. The statistics used were Z-test and percentage. The major finding was that the way the system is organized and managed has created indiscipline in the system. Based on the finding, the major recommendation was restructuring the system for better productivity.

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