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Remuneration and Retirement Benefit as Correlates of Non-Academic Staff Productivity in Nigerian Universities (Published)

This descriptive survey research aimed to investigate the relationship between remuneration, retirement benefits, and the productivity of non-academic staff in public universities in Southwest Nigeria. The study utilized a multistage sampling procedure to select 1200 non-academic staff from six universities, incorporating both federal and state institutions. Data were collected through self-designed instruments, namely the Conditions of Service Questionnaire (CSQ) and the Non-academic Staff Job Productivity Questionnaire (NSJPQ), focusing on remuneration, retirement benefits, and job productivity. Validity and reliability checks were performed on the instruments to ensure the accuracy of the collected data. The study concluded that remuneration and retirement benefits do not significantly influence the productivity of non-academic staff in universities. In light of these findings, recommendations were proposed, including an increase in the minimum wages for non-academic staff and the importance of ensuring regular payment of contributory pensions to guarantee a secure future for pension beneficiaries after retirement. These recommendations aim to address potential concerns regarding the financial well-being and job productivity of non-academic staff in Southwest Nigerian universities.


Keywords: Non-Academic Staff, Productivity, Remuneration, retirement benefit

Technological Education and Productivity for National Development: National and Regional Failures (Published)

This empirical paper examined technological education and productivity for national development: national and regional failures. Its purpose was to examine and analyze those variables and offer suggestions for an improvement of the situation. Seven research questions were posed to provide a focus for arguments in this paper. There was a review of literature based on those research questions. It was found that technological education had fared well in policies and curriculum designs not in technological productivity; Dales Cone of Experience, Lancaster-Bell Monitorial teaching method and KISTEC Model were identified as better methods for teaching technological education; productivity continued to be primary agricultural produce and not technological goods with the country remaining underdeveloped; Nigeria failed by not providing an enabling technological environment generally and the South East in particular by taking advantage of technological breakthroughs by the ex-Biafrans. The South East geopolitical zone has failed by its apathy towards developing its natural endowment (technology). The paper concluded that there was need for not only vertical and horizontal collaborative research in technological education and innovations but also the production of technological goods. Several recommendations were made one of which was that there should be an establishment of a National Agency for Technological Inventions and Production (NATIP) that should coordinate technological inventions and their production for national development.

Keywords: National Development, Productivity, national and regional failures, technological education

An Assessment of Basic School Teachers’ Perception of the Impact of Motivation on Their Productivity in Ghana (Published)

This study aimed at examining basic school teachers’ perception of the impact of motivation on JHS teacher productivity in the Asante Akim South district of Ghana. The descriptive survey design was used in conducting the study and the population was all the JHS teachers in the district with a sample size of 217, made up of 179 males and 38 females. A questionnaire with a reliability coefficient of 0.74 was used for data collection. Key findings indicated that majority (97.2%) of teachers admitted that government’s study leave with pay policy was necessary for teacher productivity, eighty five percent (85%) of teachers were of the opinion that promotion was a necessary condition for teacher productivity, and there was a strong positive correlation between teachers’ salaries and teacher productivity. It was recommended that the quota system introduced into the study leave with pay policy should be removed to enable many teachers benefit from the facility. The district best teacher award scheme should cover at least 50% of teachers in the district, and promotion in the Ghana Education Service (GES) should be based on hard work rather than long service and further education.

Keywords: Basic School, Motivation, Perception, Productivity, Teachers

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