Research Report Writing Skill, Communication Skill and Lecturers’ Job Effectiveness in Universities in Cross River State, Nigeria (Published)
This study sought to examine research report writing skill, communication skill and lecturers’ Job effectiveness in University of Calabar of Cross River State, Nigeria. Literature review was carried out according. The survey research design was used for the study. Two null hypotheses formulated to direct the investigation. The population of the study was 1856, from the University of Calabar (UNICAL). The instrument for data collection was constructed by the researchers using a four likert scale questionnaire titled; Research Report Writing Skill, Communication Skill and Lecturers’ Job Effectiveness Questionnaire (RRWSCSLJEQ). The face and content validity was checked by experts in Measurement and Evaluation who vetted the items developed. The reliability of the instrument was carried out using the Cronbach Alpha method and the co-efficient ranged from .70 to .82. The stratified sample technique was used to sample 420 lecturers, for the study. Statistical tool employed for data analysis was the simple linear regression at 0.05 level of significance, with 341 degree of freedom. The result of the analysis revealed that research report writing skill, communication skill significantly relates with lecturers’ Job effectiveness. It was recommended that Government should established computer skills acquisition centres in universities to increase computer literacy and that trained and qualified ICT personnel should be employed as instructors for better skills acquisition.
Mechanism for Improving the Managerial Communication Skills of School Principals for Effective School Administration in Nigeria (Published)
This study examined the mechanism for improving the managerial communication skills of school principals in Anambra State of Nigeria. Two research questions and two null-hypotheses guided the study. Survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study was 269 school principals. The entire population were studied. The instrument was a structured questionnaire. The questionnaire was validated by three experts in Educational Administration Ebonyi State University. The reliability was determined using Conbach Alpha to determine the consistency which yielded 0.75 alpha coefficient. Data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation while the hypotheses were tested using t-test statistics. The findings revealed that application of listening skills: verbal and non-verbal skills, written skills and feedback skills in communication can improve the managerial communication skills of school principals. It was recommended that Ministry of Education should organize seminar, workshop and conferences on communication skills for principals to acquire skills for the management of their schools.