The Uses of Committees and Group Meetings in Enhancing Decision Making in Nigeria Public Service

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The Uses of Committees and Group Meetings in Enhancing Decision Making in Nigeria Public Service.


The major purpose of this study is to examine the uses of committees and group meetings in enhancing decision making in Nigerian public organization using universal basic education board, awka Anambra state as the case study in the course of findings, the researcher made use of primary and secondary data in arriving at its findings.

A simple percentage was used to answer and analysed the research questions. The researcher, however  discovered that the uses of committees and groups meetings in enhancing decision making in Nigeria public organization ensures (i) quick decision making in an organization

Allow for an adequate treatment of issues that are technical in nature (iii) gives rooms for appropriate decision to be taken on matters that affect the whole organization. (iv) gives an opportunity to involve greater number of legislators in decision making in an organization.

The researcher recommends that government at various level should try as mush as possible to enhance the uses of committees and group meetings in enhancing decision making in Nigeria public organization in order to ensure greater participation legislators and welfare of citizens in general.


Title page                                                                i

Approval page                                                         ii

Dedication                                                               iii

Acknowledgement                                                   iv

Table of contents                                                    v

Abstract                                                                  ix


1.0   Introduction                                                    1

1.1   Background of the study                                3

1.2   Statement of the problem                               6

1.3   Purpose of the study                                      7

1.4  Significance of the study                                8

1.5   Research question                                          9

1.6  Scope of the study                                          10

1.7   Limitations of the study                                 11

1.7   Definitions of terms                                        11



2.1   The concept of communities and group meetings

in general                                                        16

2.2   History of universal basic education board   26

2.3  Universal basic education board                    33

2.4  The chairman and function                            37

2.5  General overview of the laws of group meetings 39

2.6   Uses of communities and group meetings

universal basic education board                    47

2.7  The summary                                                53

2.8   Gap in literature                                             53


3.0   Research Design and Methodology                55

3.1  Design of the study                                        55

3.2  Area of the study                                            56

3.3   Population of the study                                  56

3.4   Sample size and sampling technique            57

3.5   Instrument for data collection                       58

3.6  Validity and reliability of the instrument      59

3.7   Distribution and retrieval of the instrument     60

3.8  Method of data collection                               61 


4.0   Data presentation and analysis                     62

4.1   Presentation of findings                                 62

4.2   Discussion/Analysis of finding                      76



5.1   Summary                                                        78

5.2   Conclusion                                                      81

5.3   Recommendation                                            82

References                                                      85

Appendix A                                                      87

Appendix B                                                      88


McKenna and Flenning (1977) defined committee as “group of individuals which is formed to consider and report various matters which have been referred to them”. At the unset, it will be necessary to explain in a compendium the two major terms of the topic for better understanding.

A committee can be for an important issue and in that, it is responsible to the body which forms it and infact reports to it at the end of its assignment.

While there is a specific and special connotation on the formation of committees towards the performance of their indentified and specific task. A meeting according to Shas (1965) is an assembly of persons and such assembly may arise in circumstance infinitely diverse in their character and combination.

From these definitions, a group meeting is just a meeting of a group of people with common objectives and interest, and in that sense, it may be a committee.

The primary pre-occupation of Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB) anywhere is basically looking after the affairs of the primary school students in the state, this is because through them, the states can ascertain the condition of things comprehensively but only through their board of directors and such meetings decisions can be reached on its varied functions.


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