The study was conducted to ascertain the electrical measurement and control skills needed for manpower development in Nigeria. Purposive sampling technique was used in the study whose sample is composed of 82 subjects (24 electrical graduates and 58 supervisors). One research question guided the study. The instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire by the researchers titled ‘Electrical Measurement and Control Skills for Development Questionnaire (EMCSDQ)’. EMCSDQ was designed on a 5-point Likert Scale. Three experts validated the instrument whose reliability was ascertained via Cronbach’s Alpha which yielded a reliability coefficient of 0.83. A total of 89 copies of the questionnaire were administered to the respondents by the researchers and one other research assistant. From the total questionnaire distributed, only 82 (representing 92.1%) was recovered and used for data analysis. Mean was used to answer the research question and standard deviation was used determine the closeness and homogeneity in the responses of the respondents. The finding of the study revealed that electrical measurement and control skills of instrument calibration, system servicing, troubleshooting and maintenance, electronic system simulation among others are needed for manpower development. Consequently, it was recommended among others that the government and polytechnic administrators should ensure adequate provision of training facilities in polytechnics workshops and laboratories; effective students industrial work experience scheme (SIWES); engage experienced lecturers and instructors in polytechnics for quality manpower development of graduates.
Citation: Paulinus Chijioke Okwelle, Offia Tugwell Owo and Chima Christian Ibekwe (2022) Electrical Measurement and Control Skills for Manpower Development in Nigeria, International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology Studies, Vol.10, No.2, pp.16-32
Effects of Manpower Development on Organizational Efficiency: A Study of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) in Abia State, Nigeria (2014-2016) (Published)
The study focused on the effects of manpower development on organisational efficiency, with reference to Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) in Umuahia Abia State, Nigeria; covering the period of 2014 to 2016. The specific objectives were to; identify the manpower training and developmental programmes adopted by EEDC in developing their employees, ascertain the impact of training and developmental programmes on employees’ performance and identify challenges militating against the efficiency of EEDC in Abia State. The researcher adopted survey research design, primary and secondary data was used. Descriptive Statistics, and Logistic Regression analysis were used run the analysis. Findings revealed that orientation, internship training, case study method, seminar/workshop and classroom method are the major training and developmental programmes used by EEDC in developing their manpower, while internship training method, case study method, and seminar/workshop impacts on the performance of the employees. Also findings revealed that lack of modern equipment, inadequate megawatts of power, overload networks, vandalisation/militancy, government policies, peculiarities of transmission and distribution network where the major problems responsible for the poor performance and inefficiency of EEDC in Abia State. The researcher recommends that training programmes should be design to acquaint individual participant with specific knowledge and skills required to improve their efficiency in the organisation, while serving the career goals of the employee. The need for the manpower developmental policies of the organisation to be continuous and in congruence with their strategic policies was also emphasised.
As manpower development is germane to the effectiveness and profitability of an organisation, so is workers education crucial to educative activities for human resources development of the labour force.This paper examines the benefits and potentials of workers education in developing the manpower capacity and capabilities of labour force for national development. Based on the premise that the Nigeria government has not been able to fulfilher obligations through annual budgetary allocation to education, it is needful for stakeholders in the sector to revamp the human resources depreciation especially in the nation’s work force. It is therefore recommended that workers education should be recurrent and holistic exercise both in the private and public work sector for progressive, upgrading of skills and knowledge to increase organisations potentials to efficiently achieve their goals.