International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
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In Press: In-service Trainings and Desired Performance of Academic Staffs in Higher Learning Institutions: Challenging Strategic Human Resource Development Perspective


Adilu Mussa Salim1

1 Ph.D. Candidate, School of Industrial Management, Department of Human Resource Development, Korea University of Technology and Education, Republic of Korea

Original language: English

Received 10 June 2020

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This investigation aimed at assessing the impact of training on the performance of academic staffs in the Institute of Public Administration (IPA), Zanzibar with specific target to determine the impact of both On-The-Job Training (OJT) and Off-The-Job for the performance of academic staffs at IPA. Qualitative research approach has been applied in the study with total population of 43 academic staffs who were used to respond to the questionnaires to elicit the information for the investigation.The findings were presented through descriptions, charts and tables and reveal that, there exist a reasonable number of OJT opportunities that are offered within the institute in accordance to most of the academic staff. Also, findings revealed that off the-job training has positive contributions of the academic staff and mentioned (76.7%) that off the –job training have positive contribution to the performance of academic staff in IPA. Moreover, the findings revealed that the outcome of Off The-Job Training in IPA is to provide Creativity, reflective capability & ability to improvise teaching performance for IPA academic staffs. Furthermore, the study recommends that; the management of The Institute of Public Administration should prepare reasonable budget for academic staff training. Also, the management should conduct training Needs Assessment for On the Job and Off the Job trainings in order to identify the effective trainings to its academic staffs and set up training policy which will include a well-designed training schedule for IPA staffs.

Author Keywords: Off-The-Job Training, On-The-Job Trainings, Performance, Academic Staff, Public Administration.