Impact Evaluation of the Information Management on the Decision-Making Effectiveness of Administrators in the Nigerian Universities
Professor Ocheni Stephen

Nigerian educational system is expanding at an unprecedented rate because it appears that the demand for appropriate, adequate and timely information for management decisions in educational institutions is challenging. Therefore, this study empirically evaluate the information management on the decision-making effectiveness of administrators in the Nigerian universities focusing on the extent to which information acquisition and information management capacity of administrators contributed to the effective decisionmaking in Nigerian Universities. The research design used for this study was a survey research design. This design enables only a sample population to be studied after which generalizations can be made for the whole population. The purposive sampling technique was used to select two universities in each of the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria. There were altogether 60 administrators in the 12 universities in the 6 geopolitical zones, that is, University of Nigeria Nsukka, University of Port Harcourt, University of Ibadan, University of Ilorin, ABU Zaria, Ebonyi State University, Delta State University and University of Lagos, Ogun State University, Kogi State University, Adamawa State University, Kaduna state University. Out of this targeted population, 24 (the first 2top administrators) were sampled using simple random method but 21 responded. Pearson correlation and regression is used to find the relationship of information acquisition and information management to administrators’ decision-making effectiveness. The findings revealed that information acquisition and information management capacities whether taken separately or jointly make significant contributions to both effective and efficient administration in Nigerian Universities. Hence, the study recommended modernization of information systems in these institutions with a view of improving information acquisition and information management capacities of the administrators.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/ppar.v3n1a8