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Articles by Stella Chioma Nwizu
Total Records ( 4 ) for Stella Chioma Nwizu
  Nkechi Mercy Okeke , Ann Ebere Okechukwu , Iheanyichukwu G. Ozurumba , Polycarp M.D. Okeke , Nwakaego Ebele Ekwealor , Stella Chioma Nwizu , Uzoamaka Lucynda Koledoye , Mary Chinyere Okengwu and Beatrice N. Onah
  The purpose of the study was to determine the extent to which creation of ICT based enabling business environment enhances entrepreneurship in South-East, Nigeria. Three research questions were posed to identify the extent to which regulations, finance and training are utilized in the creation of ICT enabling business environment, to enhance entrepreneurship. One null hypothesis tested at 0.05 level of significance guided the study. The design used for the study was a descriptive survey and the instrument was a structured questionnaire. The population of the study was all the 1251 registered entrepreneurs of medium and large scale enterprises in the private sector, from which a sample of 723 respondents was drawn using a proportionate stratified random sampling technique. Mean and standard deviation were used in analyzing the data collected for the research questions and real limit of numbers was used to judge the responses as to whether they were high or low. The t-test statistics were used to test the hypothesis. Findings of the study showed that regulations, finance and training are utilized to a high extent in the creation of ICT enabling business environment to enhance Entrepreneurship in South-East, Nigeria. The null hypothesis of no significant difference in regulations was further accepted. Based on these findings, recommendations were made which include that the government should sustain the reduction of tax on internet facilities to promote the purchase of internet resources by entrepreneurs, the government should provide soft loans to entrepreneurs to enable their business benefit from greater ICT diffusion, educational institutions should incorporate digital courses at all levels of education to develop ICT compliant entrepreneurs and staff and entrepreneurs should organize on-the-job training and offer opportunities for in-service training to their staff to make them more competent in the use of ICT.
  Okeke Nkechi Mercy , Uzoamaka Lucynda Koledoye , Nwakaego Ebele Ekwealor , Justina Ngozi Igwe , Beatrice N. Onah , Stella Chioma Nwizu , Polycarp M.D. Okeke , Iheanyichukwu G. Ozurumba and Ann Ebere Okechukwu
  The study investigated the utilization of information and communication technology by entrepreneurs to boost production in South-East, Nigeria. Three research questions were posed to determine the extent to which ICT is utilized to enhance administration, networking and marketing of goods and services in business. One null hypothesis tested at 0.05 level of significance guided the study. The design used for the study was descriptive survey and the data collection instrument was a structured questionnaire. The population of the study was all of the 1251 registered entrepreneurs of medium and large scale enterprises in the private sector from which 723 respondents were drawn via. a proportionate stratified random sampling technique. Mean and standard deviation were used in analyzing the data from the research questions and the real limit of numbers was used to judge the responses as to whether they were high or low. Findings of the study showed that ICT is utilized to a high extent to enhance administration, networking and marketing of goods and services in South-East, Nigeria. The null hypothesis of no significant difference in the marketing of goods and services was not accepted. Based on these findings, recommendations were made which include that the government needs to balance the potential gains from innovation in ICT with the need to provide stable and reliable operations and services, entrepreneurs should insist on employing staff with ICT compliant skills and entrepreneurs should raise skill levels of their staff to enable them to grow in open and productive markets.
  Charles Chibuike Onwuadi , Stella Chioma Nwizu , Chinasa Maryrose Ugwunnadi , Nneka Dorida Oyigbo , Ngozi Justina Igwe , James Ojowu Ochim , Chubuike Darl Ochiagha and Esther Nwarube Edeh
  The study investigated personnel motivational and supervisory practices for quality assurance in adult education programmes in South-East, Nigeria. The study was guided by two specific purposes, two research questions and two corresponding null hypothesis. A descriptive survey design was adopted for the study while the population of the study consisted 4.140 respondents comprising five directors, 95 unit coordinators and 4.040 facilitators of adult education programmes in the five South-East states of Nigeria. The sample size for the study was 755 respondents, in selecting the sample composition, the entire population of five directors and 95 unit coordinators were used due to their manageable size while multi-stage sampling techniques was adopted to select 655 facilitators from the total population of 4.040. The instrument for data collection was a researcher’s 16-item structured questionnaire titled “Personnel motivational and Supervisory Practices for Quality Assurance Questionnaire” (PMSPQAQ). The instrument was face validated by three experts and its reliability coefficient ascertained using Cronbach’s alpha method. The research questions were answered using mean and standard deviation while the hypothesis were tested at 0.05 level of significance using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The data analyses revealed among others that: the personnel motivational and supervisory practices for quality assurance are prompt payment of salaries and allowances of adult education personnel; provision of adequate personnel and job security measures; provision of instructional materials to the facilitators; conducive working environment; continuous in-service training; fairness in the promotion of adult education personnel and setting up favorable personnel policies which will promote job satisfaction. It also revealed that there were significant differences in mean ratings of the directors, unit coordinators and adult education facilitators as regards the two null hypothesis that guided the study. Based on the findings of the study, some recommendations were made amongst which were that; NMEC and SAME should partner with international organizations and NGOs in enhancing the working conditions of adult education personnel. They should commit more funds towards the improvement of adult education personnel welfare, so as to attract as well as retain the services of the right caliber of individuals in the field. Their salaries and other welfare packages should at least be commensurable to the ones received by their counterparts in other governmental parastatals.
  Charles Chibuike Onwuadi , Stella Chioma Nwizu , Ruphina Ukamaka Nwachukwu , Ngozi Justina Igwe , Chibuike Darl Ochiagha , Inemesit Essiet Umofia and Onyinyechi Elizabeth Okoye
  The study investigated human resource management practices for quality assurance in adult education programmes in South-East, Nigeria. The study was guided by two specific purposes, two research questions and two corresponding null hypothesis. A descriptive survey design was adopted for the study while the population of the study consisted 4.140 respondents comprising five directors, 95 unit coordinators and 4.040 facilitators of adult education programmes in the five South-East states of Nigeria. The sample size for the study was 755 respondents in selecting the sample composition, the entire population of five directors and 95 unit coordinators were used due to their manageable size while multi-stage sampling techniques were adopted to select 655 facilitators from the total population of 4.040. The instrument for data collection was researcher’s 18-item structured questionnaire titled “Human Resource Management Practices for Quality Assurance Questionnaire” (HRMPQAQ). The instrument was facevalidated by three experts and its reliability coefficient ascertained using Cronbach’s alpha method. The research questions were answered using mean and standard deviation while the hypothesis were tested at 0.05 level of significance using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The data analyses revealed among others that: personnel recruitment and selection practices for quality assurance in adult education programmes include: advertising widely job vacancies in various media to attract sufficient suitable applicants; subjecting successful candidates to oral and written interviews to ascertain their competencies and short-listing candidates for various vacant positions objectively without fear or favour. The study also revealed that team teaching; continuous training through workshops; seminars; refresher courses; job rotation exercises among others were the personnel training and development practices for quality assurance in adult education programmes. It also revealed that, there were significant differences in mean ratings of the directors, unit coordinators and adult education facilitators as regards the two null hypothesis that guided the study. Based on the findings of the study, some recommendations were made amongst which were that the governments, NGOs and other stakeholders in the field of education should promote transparency, meritocracy and impartiality in the employment of adult education personnel, so as to promote quality assurance in adult education programmes.
 
 
 
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