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PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT OF CIVIL SERVICE IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA, 1999 - 2011

By Asogwa, Martins O.

This study is an investigation of performance management in Enugu civil service 1999 – 2011. At a close watch of the performance position of the service, one cannot help posing a number of questions on its main problem areas of employee training and development, appraisal and performance. The questions are (1) what are the problems of performance management of civil service in Enugu State? (2) Did performance appraisal impede performance management of civil service in Enugu State (3) what measures were employed to engender performance management in Enugu State civil service. Based on the above research questions, the study tested the hypotheses that (1) performance management was significantly enhanced through training and retraining of staff, promotions, high salaries and granting of housing and car loans. (2) Staff appraisals contributed positively towards performance management in Enugu State civil service. (3) There existed measures that were be employed to engender performance management in Enugu state civil service. The population of the study was established and put at about 10,100. From this, a sample size of five percent (505 persons) was drawn. The procedure was abinitio stratified. Both primary and secondary sources of data collection were employed. The techniques used for data collection under the primary source were scheduled and unscheduled personal interviews. Books, periodicals (including academic journals) government publications, documents from organizations, and unpublished but relevant works were also utilized. Efforts were made to establish reliability of the data-gathering instruments using Cronbach Alpha procedure. A number of findings were made. Notable among them were: (1) Training and retraining, promotions, high salaries and granting of housing and car loans of staff was not adequate hence low performance. (2) Performance appraisal measure apparatus were faulty hence could not measure key performance indicators of individual and team workers. (3) Measures put in place by Enugu State successive governments (1999 – 2011) could not enhance performance management of workers. This study recommended that workers of Enugu State civil service be exposed to training, retraining especially the Internet Communication Technology (ICT), high salaries, incentives in form of housing and car loans. There should be proper evaluation technique for workers input against the key performance indicators. This would enable them ascertain those fulfilling the organizational goals and those that needed re-training and those that cannot fit into the organization.

Published: 13/09/2014

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ADMINISTRATIVE CHALLENGES OF THE NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE CORPS SCHEME IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA (2003-2011)

By Nwachukwu, Bernadette Izunwa

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) essentially was construed as an instrument of national unity and socio-cultural integration. It was established by the General Yakubu Gowon Administration in Decree no. 24 of 1973. Seen and conceived as a rallying and unifying force for Nigerians, especially the youth, the corps members were to use their period of service to acquaint themselves with the traditions and cultures of other various ethnic groups of their areas of primary assignment. The study incisively explored the extent to which the National Youth Service Corps scheme was administered in Imo State within the period 2003-2011. It set out to probe how some critical variables like human resources, funding and communication impinged on the administration of the scheme. Data for the study were generated through two sources: Primary and Secondary. The primary sources were questionnaire and personal interviews. The secondary sources included books, journals, Government publications, Magazines and internet materials. Presentation and analysis of data were qualitative and deductive. To achieve this, qualitative materials were classified into appropriate categories using statistical tables and bar charts. We employed simple percentages, means, Chi square and basic statistical tools to analyze the data derived from questionnaires. The study took its bearing from the implementation theory that helped us address the administrative challenges of the National Youth Service Corps scheme in Imo State. It was found that there were adequate human resources for the administration of the National Youth Service Corps Scheme in Imo State. The National Youth Service staffs were competent, diligent and knowledgeable and observed work ethics. Funds constituted serious impediments in the execution of the scheme. It was also found out that there were adequate communication among the Federal, State, Local Government and the Operating Agencies in the NYSC scheme in Imo State. The study recommended, among other things, that adequate funds be made available to the operating agencies to ensure smooth administration of the scheme and realization of the National Youth Service objectives. It was also recommended that the Imo State Government build a befitting NYSC orientation camp for corps members for effective orientation programme.

Published: 05/07/2018

Tags: ADMINISTRATIVE CHALLENGES NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE CORPS SCHEME, IMO STATE, NIGERIA, 2003-2011

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INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND GROWTH OF PUBLIC ENTERPRISES IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA, 2006-2011.

By Odo, Frederick C.

This study was on investment management practices and growth of public enterprises in Enugu state, Nigeria. The objective of this thesis was to identify investment management practices employed in public enterprises in Enugu State; and explain how the adoption of appropriate investment management practices promoted the growth of the enterprises. The purpose of this study was to analyse any observed growth of public enterprises in Enugu State in terms of the extent to which they employed proper investment management practices. In the course of this study, we adopted a survey research method. Three methods of data gathering namely; documents, questionnaire and oral interviews were used. Hence, primary and secondary data were used to analyse the data. In applying purposive sampling technique, responses from a total of 20 respondents were analysed. Mean score statistics and single classification analysis of variance (ANOVA) were employed to analyse the data. The data were presented in tables, bar chart, pie chart and graphs. Research revealed that the extent to which: capital budgeting decision practices were applied in public enterprises in Enugu state was low in ENTRACO, low in IKH, average in ESMC and high in NLR; control practices were adopted in public enterprises in Enugu State was average in ENTRACO, average in IKH, high in ESMC and high in NLR; and employees of public enterprises were motivated was low in ENTRACO, low in IKH, average in ESMC and high in NLR. Consequently, auxiliary enterprises in ENTRACO was 0, in IKH was 0, in ESMC was 1 and in NLR were 3. Internal rate of return in: ENTRACO was 19.8%, IKH was 10.2%, ESMC was 33.9% and NLR was 34.2%. ANOVA revealed that the application of appropriate investment management practices in public enterprises in Enugu State influences their growth. This analysis was in agreement with our empirical findings. Based on our findings, we recommended that public enterprises should adopt; internal rate of return technique to ascertain the internal rate of returns on investments; reappraisal of investment to determine whether value for money was being obtained from any level of investment; and sponsoring of employees for studies on project initiation so as to equip the employees with the skill of initiating investments.

Published: 05/07/2018

Tags: Investment Management, Enugu State, Public Enterprises,

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PRIVATE ENTERPRISES AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN ANAMBRA STATE.

By Onyeka, Chinyere Vivian

This work centered on private enterprises and rural development in Anambra state. The objectives include: to ascertain the extent to which private enterprises have contributed to rural development in Anambra state; to find out the challenges facing private enterprises in rural development in Anambra state; to examine the measures to enhance participation of private enterprises in rural development in Anambra state.It is a survey type of research since it investigated what happened in the researcher’s absence. It is also explanatory in nature; having tried to explain the role played by private enterprises in Anambra state. In sampling, stratified random sampling technique was applied where the researcher created strata to represent different interests within the population. Also, purposive sampling was applied in the selection of the respondents, since only those who possessed relevant information could respond well to the researcher’s interview. In the same vein, data was gathered using primary and secondary instruments such as interview, books and journals. Content analysis was used to analyze the data gathered. Thus, the findings are that: private enterprises in Anambra state have not contributed to rural development through the provision of social infrastructure, though their presence in the rural areas of Anambra state has helped in solving the problem of rural-urban migration. They have provided employment as in the case of Innoson Nigeria Limited; poor planning, lack of managerial skill and lack of fund are among the challenges facing private enterprises in rural development in Anambra state; the formation of unions and associations by private enterprises, fair government regulations and cordial relationship between the private enterprises and the rural community are some of the measures that enhance participation of private enterprises in rural development in Anambra state. Finally, we recommend that: private enterprises should as a form of corporate social responsibilities, provide social amenities that will improve the living standards of the local people; there is need for sustained collaboration between government and the operators of private sector organizations by providing adequate incentive and the needed enabling environment to stimulate and foster the growth of the private sector organizations in Nigeria; rural populace should increase their efforts in patronizing the products and services of private enterprises in the rural area in order to encourage them to serve the rural people better and expand their ventures and bring development to the rural people.

Published: 05/07/2018

Tags: Rural development, Anambra State, Private Enterprises.

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PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT OF CIVIL SERVICE IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA, 1999 - 2011

By Asogwa, Mathias O.

This study is an investigation of performance management in Enugu civil service 1999 – 2011. At a close watch of the performance position of the service, one cannot help posing a number of questions on its main problem areas of employee training and development, appraisal and performance. The questions are (1) what are the problems of performance management of civil service in Enugu State? (2) Did performance appraisal impede performance management of civil service in Enugu State (3) what measures were employed to engender performance management in Enugu State civil service. Based on the above research questions, the study tested the hypotheses that (1) performance management was significantly enhanced through training and retraining of staff, promotions, high salaries and granting of housing and car loans. (2) Staff appraisals contributed positively towards performance management in Enugu State civil service. (3) There existed measures that were be employed to engender performance management in Enugu state civil service. The population of the study was established and put at about 10,100. From this, a sample size of five percent (505 persons) was drawn. The procedure was abinitio stratified. Both primary and secondary sources of data collection were employed. The techniques used for data collection under the primary source were scheduled and unscheduled personal interviews. Books, periodicals (including academic journals) government publications, documents from organizations, and unpublished but relevant works were also utilized. Efforts were made to establish reliability of the data-gathering instruments using Cronbach Alpha procedure. A number of findings were made. Notable among them were: (1) Training and retraining, promotions, high salaries and granting of housing and car loans of staff was not adequate hence low performance. (2) Performance appraisal measure apparatus were faulty hence could not measure key performance indicators of individual and team workers. (3) Measures put in place by Enugu State successive governments (1999 – 2011) could not enhance performance management of workers. This study recommended that workers of Enugu State civil service be exposed to training, retraining especially the Internet Communication Technology (ICT), high salaries, incentives in form of housing and car loans. There should be proper evaluation technique for workers input against the key performance indicators. This would enable them ascertain those fulfilling the organizational goals and those that needed re-training and those that cannot fit into the organization.

Published: 05/07/2018

Tags: Enugu, civil service, 1999 – 2011, Management.

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