Lecturers’ Participation in Capacity Building Programmes in South-South Nigeria: Implications for Sustainable Development
This survey study examined university lecturers’ participation in capacity building programmes in south-south Nigeria and its implication for sustainable development. It focuses on the extent of lecturers’ participation in workshops, seminars, conferences, ICT training and mentoring aspects of capacity building programmes. One research question and two hypotheses were drawn to direct this investigation. A stratified random sample of 320 lecturers was drawn from a population of 3203 lecturers in four federal universities located in this area of study. Data were collected using an instrument called “Capacity Building Programme Participation Questionnaire (CBPPQ)”, constructed by the
researchers. Data collected were subjected to statistical analysis with the use of descriptive statistics, Population t-test and Independent t-test. Findings revealed that university lecturers participate mostly in conferences than any other capacity building programme. Lecturers’ participation in capacity building programmes is significantly low with respect to workshops, seminars, conferences, ICT training and mentoring. There is no significant difference between male and female lecturers’ participation in capacity building programmes. It was recommended that enabling environment should be provided whereby university lecturers are encouraged to participate fully in capacity building programmes.
Keywords: University lecturers’ capacity building; Sustainable development.
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