Inhibiting Factors to Accessing Tetfund IBR Grant by Lecturers in School of Business Studies in the Nigerian Polytechnics (Published)
The study specifically examined the level of awareness, flow of communication, staff attitude and conditions for publications as they affect access to IBR grants. The population of the study was made up of all academic staff in the School of business studies in all the Polytechnics in the six states of South west geo-political zone of Nigeria. Convenience sampling was used to select 40 academic staff members and questionnaire was administered using quota sampling technique. Correlation coefficient technique was used to test hypotheses at 5% significant level. Findings revealed that all the variables examined were significantly related to access of academic staff in School of Business to Internally Based Research (IBR) grant in Nigeria Polytechnics. In conclusion the level of awareness on arrival of IBR grants as well as flow of communication within various polytechnics is inadequate and its disbursements is not enough to encourage academic staff towards robust research.
Citation: Okafor, Virginia C., and Olowe, Temitope Sunday (2021) Inhibiting Factors to Accessing Tetfund IBR Grant by Lecturers in School of Business Studies in the Nigerian Polytechnics, European Journal of Business and Innovation Research, Vol.9, No.4, pp. 24-40
Communication Flow Patterns and Institutional Harmony in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria (Published)
This study assessed the role of communication flow in creating industrial harmony in tertiary educational institutions in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. The research method used for data collection was opinion survey. Personal interviews were conducted with the management and union leaders in the institutions. Purposive and systematic sampling procedures were used for selecting samples for the study. The data collected from personal interviews were analyzed qualitatively using explanation building based on the research question. The data from the questionnaire were analyzed in simple percentages and the hypotheses were tested using Pearson Product Moment Correlation. The major findings were: the prevalent communication flow patterns in the tertiary educational institutions in Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria are formal and informal. The communication flow patterns are characterized by vertical downward, upward and horizontal flow patterns. Vertical downward flow dominates. Between 65% to 70% of respondents in the three tertiary institutions perceived that communication flow patterns are inadequate to guarantee institutional harmony in the tertiary institutions. The hypotheses tested show that effective communication flow patterns influence institutional harmony positively. It was recommended that communication audit should be carried periodically followed by communication training to maintain effective communication flow. Furthermore, the management of these institutions should encourage their employees to participate effectively in decision making