Human capital development as a catalyst for employee performance in selected Nigerian public institutions
Keywords:Academic corruption, Convenience sampling method, Employee performance, Human capital, Human capital development, Intellectual poverty, Public institution, Organisational performance, Students’ training and development, Survey design
Human capital development in federal universities in Southeast Nigeria is a significant factor for sustainable education management and the sustainability of educational policies. However, the academic staff of federal universities in southeast have not received adequate on the job training due to failures in governance and the overall negligence of the education sector in Nigeria by past and present Administrations. This study was undertaken to ascertain the association between employee training and employee performance in the selected federal universities, southeast Nigeria in terms of students’ training and development. This study adopted quantitative approach. The population comprised 11600 academic staff of the selected universities. Results show that significant correlation exists between human capital development cum employee performance in terms of students’ training and development in the selected federal universities in southeast Nigeria. The study implies that investment in human capital development will save the country from dwindling further. Based on the findings, we recommended that, federal government of Nigeria should invest more in training the academic staff of federal universities; so that the universities will be a nursery for nurturing quality manpower and a vineyard from whence quality manpower are harvested and assigned national functions.
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