EXAMINING THE IMPACT OF TETFUND FUNDING ON STAFF TRAINING ON QUALITY OF EDUCATION INPUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH EAST NIGERIA

Chinwe Sussan Oguejiofor (PhD), Peace Ukamaka Nzeribe, Fidelia Chinelo Ugwuogo

Abstract


The study examined the impact of TETFund funding on staff training on quality of education in public universities in south east Nigeria. The study was guided by two research questions and one null hypotheses tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design. The population of the study was 336 academic staff from Faculty of Education who have gained TETFund sponsorship in public universities in South East Nigeria. Due to the manageable size of the population there was no sampling. Instrument for data collection were structured questionnaire. The reliability of the instrument was determined through a trial test. Data collected were analyzed using Mean and standard deviation for the research questions while t-test was used to test the null hypothesis. The findings of the study revealed that TETFund funding on training enhances quality of educationand promotes academic staff teaching method. Based on the findings, the study recommended among others thatTETFund sponsorship should be extended to lecturers in private and mission universities to ensure that quality education is not limited to public institutions alone.  TETFund should implement a monitoring system to ensure that the beneficiaries of the sponsorship are conducting high-quality research and teaching that willcontribute to the country's economic and educational advancement.


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TETFund, Quality Education, Training, Funding, public universities.

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