PROBLEM OF TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT IN PUBLIC SECTOR ORGANISATION (A CASE STUDY OF FEDERAL MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, ABUJA)
The usefulness of training and manpower development in any organisation cannot to over emphasize. Every organisation depends on training on manpower development among other factors for the attainment of its goals and objectives. The objectives cannot be fully achieved unless the employees are training and development to acquire the necessary skills knowledge and ability to perform their functional job.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Federal Ministry of Education is one of the oldest ministers established by the colonial masters. The ministry is a social service ministry is an important organisation because it formulates polices on education, inspects and elements them. The chief executive of the federal ministry of education is the Honourable minister while the permanent secretary is the head of administration and the ministry’s accounting officer. He takes the blame ad praises as the chief accounting officer. All the departments of the ministry are headed by directors. The departments are formal education department, which includes, secondary, higher education, and adult and formal education.
(a) SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
This department is in-charge of polytechnics, colleges of education, technical and federal technical colleges.
(b) PLANNING, RESEARCH AND STATISTICS
This department its in-charge of planning matters using statistical analysis for the ministry.
(c) INSPECTORATE DEPARTMENT
This is the quantity control post of the ministry charged with the responsibility to inspecting schools at all levels to check if standards in education policy are maintained and it also advises the authority based on their findings
(d) FINANCE DEPARTMENT
This department is responsible for all financial matters that relates to the ministry.
(e) ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPLY
It is the responsibility f this department to deal with all matters involving promotion, training recruitment discipline, welfare, purchasing and supply within the ministry.
(f) EDUCATION SUPPORT SERCVICE
It is responsible for all international dealings UNESCO accreditation of certificates and such others.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
Public sector organizations are not fully aware of the benefits derivable for training and development hence their workers do not seen to be adequately trained or developed. This lapse I training have led to ineptitude and inefficiency that is associated with public service. the problem of training and development in the federal ministry of education can be categorized as follows:
1. Meager fund allocation for training.
2. Training not used as a source of motivation for staff.
3. Wrong positing of officers not immensely qualified to schedules and they are not trained for.
4. Selection of staff for training not based on objectivity and needs.
5. Inadequate information on availability of courses by staff.
6. Lack of prompt preparation of training funds by schedule officers.
7. Refusal of sectional heads and management to utilize the properly trained staff I their areas of specialization
8. Late selection of courses leading to inadequate preparation.