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The use of management Information System in National Board for Technical Education, Kaduna

Martina Okwuchi Egwuibe


This study investigated the barriers to the Use of Management Information System in National Board for Technical Education Kaduna. The study adopted the survey method of research and the instruments used for data collection were the questionnaire and unstructured interview. The target population of the study comprised of all the Management staff of the NBTE. Purposive sampling procedure was used to arrive at a total of 58 samples of the entire population of staff. The target sample was made up of 1 Chief Executive, 4 Directors, 27 Deputy Directors and 26 Chiefs. The data collected for the study was analyzed and interpreted by the use of descriptive statistics, which were presented in tabular format using percentages to provide answers to the research questions. The major barrier identified that affects the effective use of MIS is financial barrier. The study discovered that MIS impacted management/organization processes positively and negatively. The study therefore, concluded that the use of MIS by management staff of NBTE for an improved decision making is very low. In view of this number of recommendations were made, such as: top management of NBTE should give full support to adoption, implementation and maintenance of MIS by allocating adequate fund, and constant training and education of the staff will no doubt help to improve the MIS usage in the organization which will in turn improve information flow, hence effective decision making.

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