E-governance and teachers recruitment in Anambra state schools system: The Soludo experience
Author(s): Obi Yves Mary Virginia
Abstract: The study investigated the effectiveness and appropriateness of e-governance practices for public service delivery in Anambra state using the 2022/23 teachers’ recruitment exercise conducted by His Excellency, Professor Charles Soludo. It examined whether the e-governance administration of Anambra state teachers’ recruitment exercise was adequate and effective; and if e-governance advanced transparency, fairness, and equity during the recruitment exercise. Online survey method, a researcher-structured questionnaire, and a sample of 306 participants derived from a population of 6,120 using Ejifugha (1998) sampling technique were adopted. A systematic sampling method was adopted to collect data from participants while tables and SPSS tool were used to analyse the data. Results of analyses reveal that e-governance practices were adequate and effective for the teachers’ recruitment, and that poor network connection together with network crash hindered the process. It further observed that e-governance did not enhance transparency, fairness, and equity due to political, nepotism, and parochial issues. The research among others recommends government intervention and investment in ICTs and e-governance management frameworks, and the re-visitation of the employment exercise using the e-governance generated results for purposes of transparency, fairness, and equity.
Obi Yves Mary Virginia. E-governance and teachers recruitment in Anambra state schools system: The Soludo experience. Int J Political Sci Governance 2023;5(1):212-218. DOI: 10.33545/26646021.2023.v5.i1c.225