Economies of Scale of Worker’s Continuing Professional Development in Selected Universities in South-South Nigeria

Abstract

The return to scale constitutes a significant investment index in the determination of the quantum of resources that is deployed in investment decision on worker's continuing professional development. Such investment decision is always predicted on the expected outcomes to the individual, institution and the society in context. Several investments in the development of human capacity on the job have been made, but the return to scale of such seems not to have been correlated positively with the quantum of resources invested in terms of productivity and performance among workers in many universities. This paper thus found out that, despite the commitment and policy instrument to avail workers the right of continuing professional development, the multiplier effects are not evident in diligence, commitment, honesty, dedication, productivity and improved performance on the job among most administrative staff in Nigerian Universities. This author, therefore concludes that, given the policy on the right of workers to get trained on the job, the outcomes of such training must reflect on the overall performance indices, otherwise, institutions should carry out a forensic analysis on the types of continuing professional development programmes that workers participate in, whether or not, they are consistent with the vision and mission of the institutions in terms of economies of scale of workers professional development to the individual,institution and the nation in context.



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Jonathan Egbe Oghenekohwo, Niger Delta University, Nigeria

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Conference: ECE2015
Stream: Professional concerns

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