Regina Olusola Ogundipe (PhD), Adaku Stella Daagu, Rev. Dr. Matthew Uwalaka, Iorlaha John Daagu (PhD), Emmanuel Egahi, Dese-Tere Shadrach Daagu


This study examined the influence of corrupt practices on management of private Colleges of Education in Nasarawa, Niger and Plateau states of Nigeria.  Two research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study.  The study adopted the descriptive survey design.  The population comprised all the private Colleges of Educations in Nasarawa, Niger and Plateau states with a total of 1,932 academic and administrative staff as respondents. A simple random sampling technique was used to draw a sample of 318 administrative and academic staff from three private Colleges of Education in each of the states.  These include 28 administrative staff (Heads of Department and Deans of the Schools) and 290 academic staff—162 males and 128 females. The instrument for the study was a 10-item questionnaire entitled:  “Corrupt Practices and Private Colleges of Education Management Questionnaire (CPPCEMQ).”  The instrument was duly validated.  The Cronbach’s Alpha statistics was used  to  compute  the  internal  consistency  of  the  questionnaire  items  and  reliability indices  of 0.74 and 0.84 respectively were obtained.  Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions while Chi square was used to test the hypotheses of no significant difference. The findings revealed that corrupt practices influenced management of private Colleges of Education in areas like funding and infrastructural development.  Based on the findings, the researchers recommended that the proprietors of the private Colleges of Education should ensure that corrupt personnel are flushed out of the system at the same time improving the conditions of service to curtail the desire to engage in corrupt practices by office holders.


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