FACTORS AFFECTING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE OF THE ANAMBRA STATE POLYTECHNIC, MGBAKWU
The Anambra State Polytechnic Mgbakwu was statutorily established vide Anambra State Polytechnic, Mbgakwu Law 2017 and came into force on the 12th day of September, 2017. The Polytechnic was an offshoot of the School of Agriculture Igbariam which later metamorphosed into the defunct Anambra State College of Agriculture, Igbariam in 2007 following the passage of Law No. ANHA/LAW/2007/07, made operational from 14th June, 2007. The Polytechnic as a budding Polytechnic has made tremendous progress since inception, but the effort of the statutory administrative segments of the Polytechnic towards grooming the Polytechnic to a world class standard is faced with enormous challenges which this research identified inter alia as; inadequate and proper staffing, leadership gaps, poor infrastructure, low morale of staff, low students enrollment, poor Internally Generated Revenue, Staff/students’ unrests, and poor funding. The researcher consequently recommends that the various leadership structures of the Polytechnic be sufficiently strengthened to drive and give proper direction to the Polytechnic personnel, policies and programmes. It is equally recommended that the conditions of service of staff of the Polytechnic be improved and regularized in line with the provisions of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) guidelines and other extant laws in tertiary education administration.