Tag Archives: Educational Institutions

Developing an Educational Managerial Guide for the Strategic Planning Of Higher Education in Jordan (Published)

This study aimed at developing an educational managerial guide for strategic planning in higher education in Jordan, based on the theoretical literature on the subject and the current planning reality in the Ministry of Higher Education. The study society consisted of all employees in the departments of the Ministry of Higher Education in Jordan in 2013/2014, and the study sample consisted of  (186) employee who participate directly in decision-making. In order to achieve the objective of the study, the theoretical literature and previous studies were surveyed and a questionnaire was developed to measure the planning reality in the Ministry of Higher Education, and to revel the degree of willingness to practice all stages of strategic planning. The questionnaire consisted of (74) paragraphs summarized the reality of the plan available in the Ministry of Higher Education and the challenges facing it. Statistical averages and standard deviations were used to determine the planning reality in the Ministry of Higher Education and the degree of desire to practice its stages. It was found that the Ministry of Higher Education adopts the plan of implementation and then the long-term plan and the strategic plan. The entity familiar with and participating in the development of the plan was represented in the senior leadership in the ministry. The results of the study showed the need for the Ministry of Higher Education to provide an educational management guide in the strategic planning of the ministry. Accordingly, an educational management guide for the strategic planning of the Ministry of Higher Education was developed. The main outcome of the study was the development of the Educational Guide to Strategic Planning.

Keywords: Educational Institutions, Managerial Guide, Ministry of Higher Education, Strategic Planning

Acute Skills Deficiency Syndrome “And Employment Creation in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case Of Cross River State, Nigeria (Published)

Since 1999, successive Governments of Cross River State (CRS), Nigeria have successfully transformed the State to a preferred destination for business and leisure. But notwithstanding the impressive macroeconomic performance, youth inactivity has remained very high, and it is believed that Crossriverians suffer from acute skills deficiency syndrome (ASDS), which is not having the required skills to secure good jobs or start and run viable businesses. The paper notes that occupational structure in the new economy is increasingly bipolar, characterized by the juxtaposition of two main groups of workers: high skilled professionals on the one hand; and low skilled workers on the other hand. If more Crossriverians belong to the second group of employees, it is a possibility that they do suffer from ASDS. Using secondary data collected from CRS, the paper confirms among other things that 65.7 percent of employees of CRS origin were employed in low skill services areas, and fewer Crossriverians were employed in dynamic sectors/activities like manufacturing, mining, and electricity. The paper notes that dealing with ASDS in Nigeria and elsewhere calls for implementation of a comprehensive social reorientation programme that aims at inculcating the entrepreneurial mindset among youths particularly, and given the powerful impact the media, career counselling programmes should be streamed on the radio, television, and the Internet in a manner that will capture the attention and interest of young people.

Keywords: ASDS, Educational Institutions, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Knowledge Economy, business startups, technical and vocational skills

Quality Assurance: A Tool For Improved Nursing Practice: A Paper Presented At Conference of Heads of Basic & Post Basic Nursing Educational Institutions (Published)

Nigeria is a melting pot of the good, the bad and the ugly.  The good part are its abundant human and material resources, the bad aspects are poor utilization and mismanagement of the country’s abundant human & material resources, while its ugly face are; bad leadership, corruption, lack of patriotism, selfishness and misgovernance.  These affects the quality of administration and service in all ramifications, the worst hit of which is the quality of education and health service which resulted in, poor ranking of its health service as Number 187 out of 190 countries by the World Health Organization (WHO).  This places Nigeria behind some of the poorest countries in terms of the quality of Health Care provisions such as Tanzania, Eritrea, Ethopia, Niger, Chad, Mauritania etc (WHO 2015).  The poor ranking of health service in Nigeria therefore is, a serious challenge not only to the policy makers/legislators but also to; all health care practitioners, most especially Nurse educators and practitioners. In order to ensure quality assurance for improved health care service as a whole, all hands must be on deck so as to curtail the deteriorating quality of health Service in Nigeria.

Keywords: Educational Institutions, Nursing Practice: Basic, Post Basic Nursing, Quality Assurance