Human Resource Management in Secondary Schools as a Strategic Tool for Job Creation in Nigeria

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Human Resource Management in Secondary Schools as a Strategic Tool for Job Creation in Ebonyi State, Nigeria

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This study examines the Human Resource management in secondary school system as a strategic tool for Employment Creation in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. The paper reveals that HRM covers staff and students in any social setting like Education. The design adopted for the study was a descriptive survey. To guide this study, the researcher formulated two research questions and two hypotheses which were tested at significant level of 0.05. The population composed of 232 principals of the public secondary schools in the state. A sample of forty-seven (47) principals representing 30% of the research respondents were selected from the three Educational zones in the State using proportionate simple random sampling techniques. A questionnaire containing 12 items was used in collecting data which were analyzed using mean scores and t-test statistics. The major findings revealed among others that: staff development programme in capacity building will help greatly for employment creation in Ebonyi State. Also, that student empowerment in vocational skills will lubricate employment creation in Ebonyi State. The study also revealed that there was no gender difference on staff development programme in capacity building as a strategic tool for job creation. Again, urban and rural respondents sampled equal view on student’ empowerment in vocational skills as a strategic tool for job creation. It was therefore concluded that school administrators should be subjected to regular training and as well attend regular workshops and seminars so as to channel school administration towards practical knowledge and professional skill development and also empowering students in vocational skills in secondary school. The researcher therefore recommended among others that all government parastatals should support staff development in capacity building for job creation.

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