INSTITUTIONAL MANAGERS’ STRATEGIC PLANNING EXPERTISE INDICES AND UNIVERSITIES’ EFFECTIVENESS IN LAGOS STATE
Arinze Prince Amanekwe & Olusola Angelina Thomas
Department of Educational Management,
University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos
This study examined strategic planning expertise of institutional managers and the effectiveness of universities administration in Lagos State, Nigeria. The study was guided by two hypotheses. The descriptive survey research design was adopted. The study population comprised 302 institutional managers with a randomly selected sample of 202 participants. The Strategic Planning Expertise and Institutional Effectiveness Questionnaire (SPEIEQ) was used to collect data. The reliability of the instrument was ascertained using the test-re test technique which revealed a coefficient of r = 0.85. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results showed that there was a significant but weak relationship (R=0.38) between strategic planning expertise and institutional effectiveness. Also, strategic planning expertise significantly contributed (R2=0.15;Adj. R2=0.105; F (10,191) =3.359; p<0.001) to institutional effectiveness. However, when applied individually to institutional effectiveness, decision making skills contributed most (19.5%) while communication skills contributed least (0.3%). Based on these findings, it was recommended among other things that institutional managers are periodically assessed and trained with requisite strategic planning skills for on-the-job improvement.
Key words: Strategic planning expertise, institutional managers, universities effectiveness