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Abstract

The study examined staff training and utilization in the Nigerian civil service with specific focus on the Ministry of agriculture, Enugu. Specifically, it investigated whether the staff of the Ministry of agriculture, Enugu undergo training, whether the selection of staff for training is informed by training needs of the Ministry as well as whether the selection of staff for training is based on merit. Utilizing the system theory and randomly selected sample size of 274, the study ascertained that the Staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Enugu undergo training; that the selection of staff for training is informed by training needs of the Ministry. There is mixed reactions as to whether the selection of staff for training is based on merit. The study equally ascertained that trained staff are effectively utilized. To this end, the study maintained selection of staff for training should not only be informed by the training needs of the
Ministry but should equally be based on merit.

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Table of Contents
i. Title Page………………………………………………………………i
ii. Approval Page …………………………………………………………ii
iii. Dedication ……………………………………………………………iii
iv. Acknowledgments…………………………………………………….iv
v. Table of contents …………………………………………………………v
vi. Abstract …………………………………………………………………vii
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of the Study………………………………………………..1
1.2 Statement of the problems ………………………………………………4
1.3 Objectives of the study ………………………………………………….7
1.4 Significance of the study ………………………………………………….8
1.5 Hypotheses ………………………………………………………………..8
1.6 Thesis and contribution knowledge ……………………………………….9
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW AND THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
2.1 Literature Review………………………………………………………………10
2.2 Theoretical Framework …………………………………………………………39
CHAPTER THREE: METHODOLOGY
3.0 Introduction ………………………………………..…………………………..41
3.1 Methods of Date Collection …………………………………………………..41
3.2 Research Design ……………………………………………………………….45
3.3 Test of hypotheses ……………………………………………………………46
3.4 Methods of Date Analysis ………………………………………………………47
CHAPTER FOUR: STAFF TRAINING IN THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, ENUGU
4.0 Introduction………………………………………………………………..….47
4.1 An Overview of the Ministry of Agriculture, Enugu …………………………47
4.2 Date Presentation ……………………………………………………………..50
4.3 Analysis of the First Research Question …………………………………….54
4.4 Test of the First Hypothesis……………………………………………………56
CHAPTER FIVE: TRAINING NEEDS AND STAFF SELECTION FOR TRAINING IN THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE
5.0 Introduction ……………………………………………………………………..58
5.1 Training Needs and staff Selection ……………………………………………..58
5.2 Analysis of the Second Research Question ………………………………………60
5.3 Test of the Second Hypothesis……………………………………………………61
CHAPTER SIX: MERIT PRINCIPLE AND STAFF SELECTION FOR TRAINING IN THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, ENUGU
6.0 Introduction ………………………………………………………………………63
6.1Merit Principle and staff Selection ………………………………………………..63
6.2 Analysis of the Third Research Question…………………………………………65
6.3 Test of the Third Hypothesis…………………………………………..…………66
CHAPTER SEVEN: STAFF TRAINING AND UTILIZATION IN THE
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, ENUGU
7.0 Introduction ………………………………………………………………………67
7.1Staff Training and Utilization………………………………………………………67
7.2 Analysis of the Fourth Research Question ……………………………………….69
7.3 Test of the Four Hypothesis ……………………………………………………..72
CHAPTER EIGHT: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION
8.1 Summary …………………………………………………………………………73
8.2 Conclusion ……………………………………………………………………….74
8.3 Recommendations ………………………………………………………………..75
Bibliography …………………………………………………………………………76
Appendix ……………………………………………………………………………..83

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