Philip U. Ebirim, Joseph N. D. Meenyinikor, Nath M. Abraham


This study investigated the relevant skills for educational resources management and tertiary educational goals achievement in Imo state, Nigeria. The study employed a descriptive survey design guided by two research questions and two null hypotheses. The population comprised 1,393 academic and management staff of three state owned tertiary educational institutions in Imo State, Nigeria. A sample of 388 comprising 307 academic staff and 81 management staff were drawn through stratified random sampling technique in the area of the study. The reliability index coefficient was established at 0.81. A structured questionnaire on “Relevant Skills for Educational Resources Management and Tertiary Educational Goals Achievement” (QRSERMTEGA) was the instrument used. The data was analyzed using mean scores and standard deviation, while t–test statistics was adopted to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings among others revealed interpersonal skill, human relations skill, conceptual skill, technical skill, decision-making skill, communication skill and evaluation skill as the skills required in educational resources management for tertiary educational goals achievement. The study concluded that the available educational resources required for tertiary education must be properly allocated according to needs and activities of various units and department in tertiary educational institutions and the educational managers and administrators must acquire and possess knowledge of relevant skills that will enable them carry out educational resources management effectively for tertiary educational goals to be achieved. The study recommended that Ministry of Education should ensure that educational resources are adequately provided and properly allocated according to needs and activities of various units/departments in tertiary educational institutions and educational managers/administrators should regularly embark on resource management skills’ training to enable them improve on their existing skills and to acquire new knowledge on skills required in educational resources management.


Skills, Educational Resources, Management, Tertiary Education, Goals Achievement.

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