HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT IN THE COMMUNITY BANKING SYSTEM: IMPLICATIONS FOR MICROFINANCE BANKS

AUTHOR: ONUGU CHARLES UCHENNA, Ph.D.

FROM AFRICAN BANKING AND FINANCE REVIEW VOL. 1 NO.2 APRIL 2011

PUBLISHED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF BANKING AND FINANCE, NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA.

This paper examined human resources development in the community banking system, as well its implication for the emerging microfinance banks in Nigeria. Seventy-one management staff drawn from community banks in the five eastern states of Nigeria were sampled. Information was also sought from 5 training staff of the defunct National Board for .Community Banks, The agency then responsible for human resource development in The community banking system. Through the use of questionnaires, data was collected from the respondents and analyzed by the use of frequencies, means, and percentages. The findings revealed the existence of a structured training programme, that was comprehensive, and qualitative and which impacted positively on the staff and Directors of community banks. There were notable challenges in executing the training programmes, which have implications for Training and development in the emerging microfinance banks. Such challenges, border on the unstructured nature of the training programme as presently organized by the Central Bank of Nigeria. The other related problems include the need to broaden the training content to fully cover the processes and activities of microfinance banking as well as the necessity to institutes dynamism in the programme through sustained human resource development research, adequate funding and appropriate selection or resource persons.

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