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Omotayo Adewale Awodiji , University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Michael Mayowa Oyedoyin , University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Samuel Kwadwo Jantuah , Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, and UNICAF University, Cyprus


In human capital management, the most imperative thing is to think about the human capital that is skillful, innovative, proactive, and profitable for comparative advantage. Any professional development programme (PDP) (Training for Higher Education, Conferences, and Workshops) embarked on by any institution should increase the output and development of both the staff and the university. This study, therefore, sought to investigate lecturers' rate and location of participation in professional development. The rate of participation was investigated using a descriptive survey design. The study participants were all lecturers in Nigerian Federal Universities. The 280 participants were chosen using a stratified sample procedure. The instrument's face, construct, and content validity was done with the internal consistency via Cronbach Alpha indicated 0.70. The research questions were analysed using descriptive statistics (frequency, percentage, graph, mean rating, and rank ordering). Thus, the finding indicated that the Nigerian universities’ lecturers have a high participation rate in PDP. Cross-border training that will enhance university lecturers' productivity should be encouraged more in Nigeria via a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

conferences, participation, professional development, training for higher education, workshops


En la gestión del capital humano, lo más imperativo es pensar en el capital humano que sea hábil, innovador, proactivo y rentable para lograr una ventaja comparativa. Cualquier programa de desarrollo profesional (PDP) (Formación para la Educación Superior, Conferencias y Talleres) emprendido por cualquier institución debe aumentar el rendimiento y el desarrollo tanto del personal como de la universidad. Este estudio, por lo tanto, buscó investigar la tasa y el lugar de participación de los docentes en el desarrollo profesional. La tasa de participación se investigó utilizando un diseño de encuesta descriptivo. Los participantes del estudio eran todos profesores de universidades federales de Nigeria. Los 280 participantes fueron seleccionados mediante un procedimiento de muestreo estratificado. La validez de fachada, de constructo y de contenido del instrumento se realizó con la consistencia interna vía Alfa de Cronbach indicada de 0,70. Las preguntas de investigación se analizaron utilizando estadísticas descriptivas (frecuencia, porcentaje, gráfico, calificación media y orden de rango). Por lo tanto, el hallazgo indicó que los profesores de las universidades nigerianas tienen una alta tasa de participación en PDP. La formación transfronteriza que mejorará la productividad de los profesores universitarios debería fomentarse más en Nigeria a través de un Memorando de Entendimiento (MoU).

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conferencias, participación, desarrollo profesional, capacitación para la educación superior, talleres

8 April 2022

9 Jun 2022

This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.


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