IN-SERVICE EDUCATION NEEDS OF ADMINISTRATORS IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION IN SOUTH-SOUTH NIGERIA
The purpose of this study was to investigate in-service education needs of administrators in human resource management in colleges of education in South-South, Nigeria: The population of the study was 277 administrators of colleges of education in South-South, Nigeria. The study answered five (5) research questions and tested four (4) null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The study adopted descriptive survey design. A forty-three item questionnaire was developed. Mean ratings and standard deviation was used to answer research questions while t-test, Analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Post-hoc test were used to test the four null hypotheses formulated. The overall reliability of the entire instrument was 0.83. The major findings of the study showed among others: that the administrators of Colleges of Education in South-South Nigeria do not possess adequate competency needed for human resource planning, recruitment and selection, training and development, appraisal, and compensation/motivation. The administrators agreed that they needed in-service education to enhance their competencies in human resource planning, recruitment and selection, training and development, appraisal; and compensation/motivation. The results of the study also revealed that college ownership (Federal or State), and gender of the administrators do not have any significant difference on the mean ratings of administrators on the in-service education needs for human resource management whereas, the administrator’s position/status and administrative experience has significant difference on their mean ratings on the in-service education needs for human resource management in Colleges of Education. It was concluded that colleges of education administrators need in-service education in human resource planning, recruitment, appraisal, compensation/ Motivation; College ownership (Federal or state) and gender of the administrators are not a significant factor on administrators in-service education needs for human resources management, rather administrator’s position/status and administrative experience are significant factors on administrator’s in-service education needs in human resources management. Based on the findings, the researcher recommended compulsory in-service education to administrative Staff, capacity building for administrators of colleges of education in human resource management skills and competencies, and that supervising agencies of ministry of education should provide funds for training of college of education administrators in human resource management.