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Administrators’ Managerial Skills and Institutional Efficiency in South–West, Nigeria

This study investigated the relationship between Administrators’ managerial skills and the efficiency of universities in South-West Nigeria. The descriptive survey research design was used for the study. Two hypotheses were tested in the study. The population comprised all the 197 management staff in the 14 public universities in South-West, Nigeria. The sample comprised 148 participants making up of six Vice-Chancellors, six Deputy Vice-Chancellors, 12 Deans and 120 academic staff. While the Vice-Chancellors, the Deputy Vice-Chancellors and Deans were chosen using purposive sampling technique, the academic staff were randomly selected. Data were collected for the study through the administration of a 20-item self-designed questionnaire. Instrument validation covered face and content validity by experts in Test and Measurement and a test-re-test reliability method was used to estimate the reliability of the instrument with a co-efficient of 0.88. The two hypotheses were tested using Pearson Product-Moment Correlation coefficient statistical tool at 0.05 level of significance. The results of the hypotheses tested showed that a significant relationship existed between the Administrators’ problem-solving skills and institutional efficiency; and also that the university administrators’ social judgement skills are significantly related to institutional efficiency. It was recommended among others that appointment into administrative positions in the university should be based on possession of professional training in institutional administration and management. Key Words: Administrators, Managerial skills, Institutional efficiency, Productivity and Institutional Administration.