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Pages: 689-698
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-5763-7
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain

DEVELOPING KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SKILLS AMONG MALE AND FEMALE LECTURERS FOR CAPACITY BUILDING IN UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH-EAST, NIGERIA

C. Ukala, C. Madumere-Obike, I. Nwachukwu

University of Port Harcourt (NIGERIA)
This study looked at ways of developing knowledge management skills among male and female lecturers for capacity building in Universities in South-East, Nigeria. Three research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. The study adopted a descriptive survey design with a population of male and female lecturers in the faculty of education in the four federal universities in South-East, Nigeria. A sample size of 250 male and female lecturers was drawn using stratified random sampling technique. The instrument used for data collection was questionnaire tagged “Developing Knowledge Management Skills among Male and Female Lecturers for Capacity Building Questionnaire” developed by the researchers, which was validated. It yielded a reliability index of 0.79. Mean and rank order statistics were used to answer the research questions and z-test was used to test the hypotheses. The findings revealed among others that the challenges male and female lecturers face in developing knowledge management skills are: bridging the gender gap for job capacity building in the faculties, capturing and updating knowledge among male and female lecturers for proper curriculum delivery, setting up a knowledge approach to adapt to the new inventions/technological devices and apply them in teaching, mobilizing a knowledge network for academic purposes among lecturers, adapting to change management approaches/implications, integrating knowledge management into educational planning systems, execution of knowledge management test/measurements. The benefits of knowledge management to male and female lecturers in educational management/administration include: ensuring that the right information gets to the right people at the right time for appropriate decision making, promotes institutional agility towards academic improvements among male and female lecturers, improves operational efficiency of institutions and the staff, increases innovation rate among lecturers and students, promotes teachers’ growth through current learning using the modern technologies, improves team communication among male and female lecturers, improves profitability/consistency among the lecturers and improves paper writing/management among male and female lecturers for capacity building. Recommendations were made based on the findings.
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author = {Ukala, C. and Madumere-Obike, C. and Nwachukwu, I.},
title = {DEVELOPING KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SKILLS AMONG MALE AND FEMALE LECTURERS FOR CAPACITY BUILDING IN UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH-EAST, NIGERIA},
series = {9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2015 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-606-5763-7},
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location = {Madrid, Spain},
month = {2-4 March, 2015},
year = {2015},
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C. Ukala, C. Madumere-Obike, I. Nwachukwu (2015) DEVELOPING KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SKILLS AMONG MALE AND FEMALE LECTURERS FOR CAPACITY BUILDING IN UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH-EAST, NIGERIA, INTED2015 Proceedings, pp. 689-698.
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