Impact of Funding on the Management of State Colleges of Education in the North West Geopolitical Zone, Nigeria
This study investigated the impact of funding on the management of State Colleges of education in North-West Geo-Political Zone of Nigeria. The study was conducted with two objectives, which are to: identify the impact of funding on staffing of State Colleges of Education in North-West Geo-Political Zone; examine the impact of funding on staff development in State Colleges of Education in North-West Geo-Political Zone. Descriptive survey research design was used in the study. The population of the study was made up of 1844 academic and non-academic staff, out of which a sample size of 344 academic and 209 non-academic staff from the three sampled state colleges of education from North-west geo-political zone was used for the study. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data for the study. The instrument was exposed to pilot study. Data collected from the pilot study was analyzed using Cronbach Alpha technique which showed a reliability index of 0.81. The data obtained from the respondents through the use of questionnaire was analyzed.The null hypotheses formulated for this study was tested using independent sample t-test at 0.05 alpha level of significance. Findings from this study revealed that funding has positive impact on staffing in state college of education in northwest geo-political zone. And that funding is very crucial to the development of staff in the state college of education in northwest geo-political zone. Recomendations were made that the state government, should make employment of additional staff for the state college of education a priority in the annual budget. The state government should also set aside more fund yearly for the training and development of staff in the state college of education for effective service delivery.
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