Relationship between Tertiary Institutions’ Policy Statements (Appointments and Promotion) Implementations and Academic Staff Job Satisfaction in Adamawa State, Nigeria

Kwaji Tizhe Takwate


This study determined the relationship between tertiary institutions’ policy statements (appointment and promotion) implementations and academic staff job satisfaction in Adamawa State, Nigeria. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The total population for the study was 787 comprising 119 school administrators and 668 academic staff. The entire school administrators (119) and 250 academic staff was proportionately sampled for the study. Personnel Appointment and Promotion Policy Statement Questionnaire (PAPPSQ) and Academic Staff Job Satisfaction Questionnaire (ASJSQ) were used for data collection. The reliability coefficient of the research instruments are 0.94 and 0.92 respectively. Means, Standard Deviation and z-test was used to answer research question and test the null hypotheses respectively. Strict adherence to the implementation of institutional appointment and promotion policy statements by school management was rated low and high respectively by the respondents. The study revealed that school administrators and academic staff are dissatisfied with the implementation of these policies. A significant difference was found between the perceptions of the respondents on the implementation of these policies by the tertiary institutions. Based on these findings, it was recommended among others that minimum qualification of first degree or its equivalent for appointment as an academic staff should be maintained and indicated in every vacancy advertisements by all state owned tertiary institutions in Adamawa state, staff should be promoted based on either research publications, time-in-rank or academic qualification as when due and monitoring teams should be set up by the institutions governing bodies to ensure strict adherence to implementation of all policy statements.


Implementation, Institutional-Appointment, Institutional-Promotion, Policy-statement, Tertiary Institutions

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