THE ROLE OF CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF POLICIES IN THE NIGERIAN CIVIL SERVICE (A STUDY OF CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION AWKA)
A RESEARCH WORK PRESENTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, SCHOOL OF BUSINESS STUDIES
FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC OKO
IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS
FOR THE AWARD OF HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA (HND) IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
MMADUEKE PETER KOSOLUCHUKWU
This project has been read and approved as satisfying the requirement for the award of Higher National Diploma (HND) in Public Administration Federal Polytechnic Oko.
Mr. Onyegbu .U. Ugbo I.E (Mrs)
Date: ______________ Date: __________________
External Examiner Okolo A.N
Date: _____________ Dean, SBS
This project is dedicated to God the Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit. I also dedicate this project to my loving family Mr and Mrs Peters and my siblings.
It is also very important to acknowledge my uncle Engr. Obi in this who had being a huge drive in the course of writing this project.
I am most grateful to God Almighty for making my stay in this school a successful one, for his loving kindness and protection upon me during my stay in school.
My special thanks goes to my project t supervisor, Mr Onyegbu .U. for his fatherly love towards me during this research work and also the patience he had with me and his devoted time in going through this work from the beginning till the end, am really grateful Sir.
My sincere appreciation goes to my HOD Mrs Ugbo I.E and all the lecturers in Public Administration Department of Federal Polytechnic Oko.
My profound gratitude goes to my parents Mr and Mrs Peters and my uncle Engr. Obi who made sure that I went through the course of my study and provided for me without lacking anything, may God Almighty bless them.
I also want to acknowledge my siblings and good friends who had always supported me so strongly throughout my stay in school.
All your contributions made this day a reality, I owe you guys a lot and may God bless you all.
This project was written to study the role of Civil Service Commission on the implementation of policies in the Nigerian Civil Service (a study of Civil Service Commission Awka). The population of the study consist of three hundred (300) staff in the ministry.The sample size of the study was one hundred (100) which were drawn using simple random sampling, three research questions, questionnaire were formulated which guided the study, a structured questionnaire was used bas the method for data collection which was also validated for its reliability. The major findings of the study were: the frequent interference in policy formulation by political officials, lack of motivation and unnecessary red-tapism. In conclusion, the Civil Service does not play greater role in the remuneration, implementation and evaluation of public policies than the political head. Inefficiency had also reduced the proficient and effectiveness of the Nigerian Civil Service. The following recommendations were made by the researcher: there is need for sound financial limitation for the government spending for the implementation of public policies in Nigeria, there is need for an improved remuneration for civil servants, motivation is very necessary in every organisation as it would encourage workers response to work positively, red-tapism should be eradicated from the civil service to enable its efficiency.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
i. Cover Page
ii. Title Page
ix. Table of Contents
1.1 Background to the Study
1.2 Statement of the Problem
1.3 Research Questions
1.4 Purpose of the Study
1.6 Significance of the Study
1.7 Scope of the Study
1.8 Limitations of the Study
1.9 Operationalization/ Definition of Terms
1.10 Organization of the Study
Literature Review and Theoretical Framework
2.1 Literature Review
2.2 Theoretical Framework
3.1 Research Design
3.2 Area of the Study
3.3 Population of the Study
3.4 Sample and Sampling Techniques
3.5 Methods of Data Collection
3.6 Instruments for Data Collection
3.7 Reliability of the Instrument
3.8 Validity of the Instruments
3.9 Distribution and Retrieval of Instruments
3.10 Methods of Data Analysis
Data Presentation and Analysis
4.1 Data Presentation
4.2 Analysis of Research Questions
4.3 Testing of Hypotheses
4.4 Interpretation of Results
Summary, Conclusion and Recommendations