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Ejeh and Okoro

Greener Journal of  Educational Research Vol. 6(6), pp. 213-222November 2016

 ISSN: 2276-7789 

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: 092416146



Evaluation of Staff Personnel Administration in Tertiary Institutions in South Eastern Nigeria from 2007 to 2012


1Ejeh Emeka Ifeoma and 2Dr. Okoro Pius


1Department of Educational Foundations,  Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki.

2National Examinations Council, (NECO) Ebonyi State Office, Abakaliki.


This study was designed to evaluate staff personnel administration in tertiary institutions in South Eastern Nigeria, with a view to finding out the extent to which the guidelines on staff personnel administration are adhered to. The instruments used include; Staff Personnel Administration Questionnaire (SPAQ).The SPAQ was used to collect relevant data from 358 tertiary institutions officers sampled from 6 out of 10 of the tertiary institutions in the region. Standard deviation and means were used to answer the research questions, while analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The study revealed among others that to a large extent, tertiary institutions adhered to the approved guidelines in staff recruitment, motivation and welfare and to a low extent in orientation practices. This situation cut across Federal and State tertiary institutions. Some of the implications of the study are that the tertiary institutions should not be blamed for any unrest or job dissatisfaction since they complied with the regulations governing staff personnel administration. The study recommends that there may be a need to review the current conditions of service in tertiary institutions as it has lasted for many years and might have become obsolete in view of the global economic changes. This might help to reduce brain drain. Also, the need for proper orientation becomes apparent as new staff might have very high expectations. It also recommends that tertiary institutions should produce and make guidelines available.


Keywords: Staff, Personnel, Administration, Tertiary Institutions and South Eastern Nigeria.

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