LECTURERS’ RETENTION STRTEGIES AND GOAL ACHIEVEMENT IN PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH WEST, NIGERIA
Mustapha, Adam Ishola; Adedayo, Yusuf Abdulkareem & Aloba, Fatimah Musa
Human resource is the most fundamental asset available to universities, thus effective retention strategies and measures capable of engaging competent workforce must be in place for the accomplishment of university goals. The study examined lecturers’ retention strategies and goal achievement in private Universities in South-west, Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive research design. The population of the study comprised 1,921 academic staff and 200 employers of labour from in the South-west, Nigeria. Purposive sampling technique was used to select 10 out of the institutions that were established before the year 2000 to provide information pertinent to the study. Purposive sampling technique was used to select 565 lecturers, while 190 employers of labour were proportionally selected for the study. Lecturers Retention Strategies Questionnaire” (ASRSQ) and “Goal Achievement Questionnaire” (GAQ) were used to collect data for the study. The hypotheses generated in the study were tested using Pearson product moment correlation statistics at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that there was significant relationship between lecturers’ retention strategies and goal achievement in private universities in South-west, Nigeria. The study recommended among others that that compensation packages for academic staff in private Universities be enhanced and made relevant to prevailing economic circumstances through periodical review and academic staff development programmes should be accorded priority to ensure retention of competent and dedicated academics.