The Impact of Manpower Planning and Development on Distance Learning Education in Nigeria (A study of National Universities Commission)

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Abstract: This study investigate the impact of manpower planning and development on distance learning education in Nigeria with focus on National Universities Commission. Descriptive survey research method was deployed for the purpose of this study. 150 respondents participated in this study. However, only 100 questionnaires were returned and found to be useful for analysis. The instrument for data collection is a self-structured questionnaire titled “Distance Education for Manpower Planning and Development Questionnaire Scale” (DEMPDQS). A 5- point Likert Scale was developed and validated to collect information from the respondents. The data collected was analyzed with basic descriptive statistics such as frequency and percentage. Mean rating statistic technique was used for the analysis of the research questions. The core findings from the results obtained showed that there is a significant relationship between distance learning education and manpower planning and development in Nigeria. That Distance learning education will address the manpower need of the country as mandated in National Universities Commission policy and that Quality of distance learning education will help to minimize human resource wastage in Nigeria. This study recommended that regulatory agencies involve in higher education administration in Nigeria should endeavour to design curriculum that match the skill of graduants of distance learning education with manpower demand of Nigeria industries.
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