Relationship Between Personnel Management And Students’ Academic Performance in Ondo State Public Secondary Schools, Nigeria

Olorunsola Edith Olufunmilola


This study examined the extent of personnel management and the level of academic performance of secondary schools’ students in Ondo State. The study also examined the relationship between personnel management and academic performance of students. The study adopted the descriptive research design of the survey type. The population of the study consisted of 16,563 public secondary school teachers in 304 public secondary schools in Ondo state. The sample comprised 900 teachers selected from 36 secondary schools in Ondo State using multistage sampling procedure. Two sets of instruments tagged personnel management questionnaire (PMQ) and an inventory on Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination Result (ISSCER) were used for the study. The two instruments were validated by experts in Educational management and Test and Measurement to determine the appropriateness in order to ensure the face and content validity of the instrument.  Test retest method of reliability was used to ascertain the reliability of the PMQ and a reliability coefficient of 0.81 was obtained. The research questions were answered using frequency count and percentage score while Pearson Product Moment correlation was used to test the hypothesis. The findings revealed that the level of personnel management in Ondo State was moderate and academic performance of students in Ondo State was fair. It was recommended that teachers should be motivated through prompt payment of salaries, promotion as and when due and other welfare packages should be paid in order to enhance good academic performance of secondary school students in Ondo State.

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