Comparative Study Of Managements’ Retention Policies And Academic Staff Turnover In Federal And State Higher Institutions In Lagos State, Nigeria, (2001 – 2010)

J. P. Gbenu, O. O. Kolawole, R. O. Lawal


The study has the purpose of determining the managements’ academic staff retention policies in public higher institutions in Lagos State between 2001 and 2010 and the extent to which the same affected turnover, in particular how it affected the Federal and State higher institutions. The federal higher institutions considered are the University of Lagos, Federal College of Education and Yaba College of Technology. While the State higher institutions are the Lagos State University, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education and Lagos State Polytechnic. Anchored on expost-facto research design, the study population was the 3,253 academic staff as at 2010 broken down into1,960 population from Federal and 1,293 from State higher institutions. The actual sample size was 474 academic staff made up of 190 from Federal and 284 from State higher institutions Sampling was done through the simple random technique. The two instruments used for data collection were questionnaire and records from the institutions. Data were analysed using the simple percentages, means, Tables and ANOVA. Guided by two null six hypotheses, findings indicated a significant difference in managements’ retention policies between Federal and State higher institutions in Lagos State and a significant difference in academic staff turnover among the academic staff structures of Federal and State higher institutions in the state. Based on these findings, recommendations were made some of which are: increase in funding to higher institutions especially State owned ones; construction of capital projects to be made a matter of policy; creation of career opportunities for academic staff; and promotion of academic staff as at when due.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n20p1813

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