Staff Training Programmes and Employees’ Productivity at Lagos State Ministry of Education in Nigeria

Maruff Akinwale Oladejo, Muhideen Adewale Oladejo


ABSTRACT: This study investigated the relationship between staff training programmes and employees’ productivity in Lagos State Ministry of Education in Nigeria. Four hypotheses were formulated and tested at 5% significance level to guide the study. The descriptive survey research design, which is ex-post facto in nature was adopted; and a total of 200 randomly selected subjects participated in the study. Data were analyzed using Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient and Independent t-test. Findings from the study revealed a significantly moderate relationship between staff training programmes and employees’ productivity. Also, there is significant difference in employees’ productivity based on marital status and gender. Staff training programmes are, thus, sine qua non towards employees’ productivity in Lagos State Ministry of Education. Based on the findings, we recommend among others that the government intensify efforts on staff training programmes, married people, who appear to be more committed, should be recruited into Lagos State Ministry of Education; and gender bias in favour of men should not be emphasized in employees’ recruitment.

KEY WORD: Staff Training; Employees; Productivity; Marital Status; Gender.

ABSTRAKSI: Program Pelatihan Staf dan Produktivitas Karyawan di Dinas Pendidikan Negara Bagian Lagos, Nigeria”. Penelitian ini mengkaji hubungan antara program pelatihan staf dan produktivitas karyawan di Dinas Pendidikan Negara Bagian Lagos, Nigeria. Empat hipotesis dirumuskan dan diuji pada tingkat signifikansi 5% untuk memandu penelitian. Desain penelitian survei deskriptif, yang pada dasarnya bersifat “ex-post facto” diadopsi; dan sejumlah 200 subjek yang dipilih secara acak berpartisipasi dalam studi ini. Data dianalisis dengan menggunakan Pearson Product-Momen Koefisien Korelasi dan Independent t-test. Temuan dari penelitian ini menunjukan hubungan yang cukup signifikan antara program pelatihan staf dan produktivitas karyawan. Selain itu, ada perbedaan yang signifikan dalam produktivitas kerja karyawan berdasarkan status perkawinan dan jenis kelamin. Program pelatihan staf, dengan demikian, bersifat “sine qua non” terhadap produktivitas karyawan di Dinas Pendidikan Negara Bagian Lagos. Berdasarkan temuan, kami merekomendasikan antara lain agar pemerintah meningkatkan upaya untuk program pelatihan staf, orang yang sudah menikah, yang tampak lebih berkomitmen, harus direkrut oleh Dinas Pendidikan; serta bias gender yang mengutamakan pria tidak harus ditekankan dalam perekrutan karyawan.

KATA KUNCI: Pelatihan Staf; Para Karyawan; Produktivitas; Status Perkawinan; Jenis Kelamin.

About the Authors: Maruff Akinwale Oladejo, Ph.D. and Muhideen Adewale Oladejo, M.Ed. are the Lecturers at the Department of Educational Administration UNILAG (University of Lagos) in Akoka, Nigeria. For academic interests, the authors can be contacted via phone at: +2348128284836 or via e-mail at:

How to cite this article? Oladejo, Maruff Akinwale & Muhideen Adewale Oladejo. (2016). “Staff Training Programmes and Employees’ Productivity at Lagos State Ministry of Education in Nigeria” in MIMBAR PENDIDIKAN: Jurnal Indonesia untuk Kajian Pendidikan, Vol.1(2) September, pp.179-188. Bandung, Indonesia: UPI [Indonesia University of Education] Press, ISSN 2527-3868 (print) and 2503-457X (online).

Chronicle of the article: Accepted (March 25, 2016); Revised (July 3, 2016); and Published (September 30, 2016).


Staff Training; Employees; Productivity; Marital Status; Gender

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