Management Efficiency of Private University Facilities: A Study of Covenant University's Residential Estate

Oluwunmi, A.O ; Akinjare, O.A ; Ayedun, C.A ; Akinyemi, O (2012)

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Facility efficiency is an integral part of the overall management of any organisation as the actualization of its goal and objectives require the provision, maximum utilization and appropriate management of facilities. To this end, the need to study and ascertain the efficiency in management of facilities in Nigerian private universities was undertaken. In achieving the aim of the study, one hundred and ninety six questionnaires were distributed to the residents of the university’s staff quarters made up of diverse housing for the various cadre of its faculty using the non-probability sampling technique. A total of 124 questionnaires were returned representing a response rate of 63.26% and collated data was analysed accordingly using the weighted arithmetic mean. Findings showed that inhabitants of the university staff quarters were satisfied with the management of the university’s facilities by the Physical Planning and Development unit (PPD) as eight of her major facilities were optimally functioning and maintained while three other systems were in need of attention.