The Effects of Manpower Development Efforts of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TET-Fund) on Productivity and Performance of Academic Staff Members of Colleges of Education in Nigeria
Keywords:Manpower development, Productivity, Academic members of Staff, TETFund, Colleges of education, Organisational performance.
The research project examined the effects of manpower development efforts of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TET-Fund) on productivity and performance of academic staff members of colleges of education in Nigeria. The study further investigated the extent to which academic staff members avail themselves for maximum participation in manpower development efforts of TET-Fund. The descriptive survey research design was used for the study. The study was guided by 3 research questions and 2 null hypotheses. The population of the study consists of all the academic staff members of the 140 colleges of education in Nigeria. Purposive sampling technique was used to select sample size of 5,802 academic staff members. The reliability coefficient (r=0.84) was gotten through test-retest method and was considered satisfactory. The study adopted the Mean (X) and Chi-square (X2) tools for statistical analysis, and they were used to analyse the data. The results show that there is significant evidence that academic staff members do not make maximum use of the staff development programme available to colleges of education in Nigeria. It also indicated that there is significant evidence that staff development programmes of the TETFund influence the productivity and performance of academic staff members of colleges of education in Nigeria. It was concluded that the benefits in personnel development will always outweigh the doubts, if the process is well managed.