AN APPRAISAL OF AVAILABILITY OF HUMAN AND MATERIAL RESOURCES FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING OFFICE TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT COURSES IN POLYTECHNICS IN ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA

Muhammed Modibbo Buba, Halilu Hamman

Abstract


The purposeof this study was to examine the availability of human and material resources for teaching and learning Office Technology and Management courses in polytechnics in Adamawa State. The study had two specific purposes from where two research questions were raised and two null hypotheses were formulated and tested. The design of the study was descriptive survey design. The population of the study was 57 lecturers and 363 students which were drawn from Federal Polytechnic Mubi and State Polytechnic, Yola in Adamawa State. A simple random sampling technique was used to determine the sample of 201 lecturers and students for the study. A structured questionnaire of 35 items was used to collect data and the data collected were analyzed using means and standard deviation to answer the research questions, the hypotheses were tested using t-test analysis at 0.05 level of significance. The major findings of the study among others there were very low human and material resources used in teaching and learning OTM Courses in both Federal and State polytechnics in Adamawa State. It was concluded that required human and material resources for teaching and learning office technology and management courses are not adequately available, and where they are available, they are under-utilized, while the available human resource are over-utilized. The researchers recommended that the government and management of Polytechnics should ensure that they make available adequate number of qualified human resources for both academic and non-academic staff. This can be achieved through adequate budgetary allocation for the provision of material resources.

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