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KIU's PHD Student Christiana Funke Toriola Presents Viva Voce


KIU, MAIN CAMPUS- PhD student Christiana Funke Tortola from the College of Education, Open and Distance E-Learning on Tuesday, 24th October made a Viva Voce presentation on; "Workforce Diversity And Academic Staff Productivity In Private Chartered Universities In Central Uganda".

Attended by the Directorate of Higher Degrees and Research, KIU community and the general public, Toriola's study investigated the relationship between workforce diversity and academic staff productivity in private chartered universities in Uganda.

In a study carried out in six chartered private universities, data was obtained from 375 respondents using questionnaire and interview guide.

"Findings revealed that gender and nationality diversity have no significant relationship on academic staff productivity although age was a more powerful determinant in teaching productivity," Toriola noted.

She also revealed that the study employed a descriptive cross-sectional survey research design involving qualitative and quantitative approaches and was guided by the Similarity/Attraction theory by Byne and Adams Equity Theory.

With findings from The study, the study recommended that administrators should give tasks and responsibilities to academic staff accordingly considering the age and gender differences.