International Journal of
Educational Administration and Policy Studies

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Educ. Admin. Pol. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6656
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEAPS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 229

Full Length Research Paper

Profile of academic and senior non-teaching staff in a Nigerian university

O. B. Yusuf*, A. S. Adebowale, A. F. Fagbamigbe, E. A. Bamgboye and A. B. O. O Oyediran
Department of Epidemiology, Medical Statistics and Environmental Health College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 27 May 2010
  •  Published: 30 September 2010


This study determined whether there has been any significant change in the profile of academic and senior non-teaching staff of the University of Ibadan recruited between 1961 and 2000. A retrospective study of these two categories were examined for their qualifications, dates of first appointment and the year of promotion to the grades of assistant lecturer, lecturer 2, lecturer 1, senior lecturer, professor positions and administrative officer, assistant registrar, senior and principal registrar positions for the non-teaching staff. The time intervals to move from one position to another were calculated and these were used to obtain probabilities of attaining these positions using the Kaplan-Meier survivorship model. The mean interval between year of first appointment and year of becoming senior lecturer increased significantly with increasing cohorts for the assistant lecturers. However, there was no appreciable change in the other categories of staff. The mean interval between year of first appointment and year of becoming senior assistant registrar decreased significantly with increasing cohorts.  The study showed that there has been a change in the career progression of both academic and non-teaching staff. This change in the profile of staff could affect the quality and interrelations between the different categories of staff.


Key words: Profile, university of Ibadan, staff.