Philip U. Ebirim, Nath M. Abraham, Joseph N. D. Meenyinikor


This study investigated the extent of educational resources management in educational institutions in Imo State, Nigeria: implications for tertiary educational goals achievement. The study employed a descriptive survey design guided by two research questions and two null hypotheses. The population comprised 1,393 academic and management staff of three state owned tertiary educational institutions in Imo State, Nigeria. A sample of 388 comprising 307 academic staff and 81 management staff were drawn through stratified random sampling technique in the area of the study. The reliability index coefficient was established at 0.75. A structured questionnaire on “Educational Resources Management for Tertiary Educational Goals Achievement” (QERMTEGA) was the instrument used. The data was analyzed using mean scores and standard deviation, while t–test statistics was adopted to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings among others revealed that human and material resources are managed for tertiary educational goals achievement to a little extent. The study concluded that the required human and material resources available in tertiary educational institutions must be properly allocated, efficiently utilized, effectively maintained and regularly improved to a great extent for tertiary educational goals to be achieved. However, it was recommended among others that educational managers and administrators should always ensure that adequate number of experienced personnel are recruited according to students’ enrolment in various departments and that material resources available in tertiary educational institutions be equitably distributed to various units and departments based on priority needs and should regularly examine areas of deficiencies in the utilization of available material resources in every department as well as identify measures for improving resource situations in each department through delegation of responsibilities to staff based on areas of specialization.


Education, Resources Management, Tertiary Institutions, Educational Goals Achievement.

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