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ERIC Number: EJ765811
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 6
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Analysis of Application of 1:3 Ratio in Employments of Academic and Non-Academic Staff in Nigerian Universities
Aghaji Ifedili, Chika Josephine
Education, v127 n1 p129-138 Fall 2006
The study examined the application of 1:3 in employments of academic and non-academic staff in Nigerian Universities, as recommended by the National Universities Commission (N.U.C.), following the general feeling that Nigerian Universities were highly bureaucratised; non-teaching staff was over employed while some universities lacked accreditation, because of inadequate employment of teaching staff. A stratified random sampling was used to select the 10 universities that participated in the study. The federal government owned four of the universities, three were state universities and three were private universities. The researcher wrote the instrument used in the collection of the data, titled Teaching/Non-Teaching Staff Inventory (TNTS). It was validated using expert opinion. The reliability was tested using Pearson Product Moment Correlation that was 0.70. The final Spearman Brown formula yielded 0.82 which showed that the instrument was reliable. A z-test and common percentiles were the statistics used. Major Results: (1) Nigerian Universities do not apply the 1:3 ratios in the employment of teaching and non-teaching staff; (2) Parkinson's Law operates in Federal and State Universities; and (3) The private universities were quite deficient in the employment of non-teaching staff thereby overworking the academic staff. Based on the above, it was recommended that a monitoring team should be set up to ensure the adherence of application of 1:3 ratio in the employment in the university. Also, the non-academic staff who had obtained post graduate degrees during the course of their employment should be transferred to academic cadre. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria