Factors affecting the management of private universities in Uganda
Tibarimbasa, Avitus K.M.
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The study set out to examine the factors affecting the management of private universities in Uganda. It was carried out along a number of objectives which included: assessing the relationship between student enrollment and the management of private universities, determining the effect of variations in flow of financial resources on the management of private universities and assessing the human resource situation and its effect on the management of private universities. The study employed a descriptive survey research design which helped in involving a large number of people and comparing their opinions. The results were analyzed with the help of Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS) computer program, which helped in the computation of responses into frequencies and percentages that were used for comparison of situations. The research hypotheses were tested with the use of a Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient because of the nature of the hypotheses as they mainly aimed at testing relationships. From the findings, it was concluded that there is a positive relationship between students’ enrollment and the management of private universities, staffing situation in the organization have a significant impact on the management of university operations and there is a significant positive relationship between variations in financial resources and the management of private universities. The study recommended that management should devise strategies to attract students into the universities. There is need for private universities to operate a student exchange program which will help students not to look at these universities as competing organizations but sources of knowledge and management of the private universities should put in place financial management control systems to make sure they are able to plan properly and avoid financial surprises. The management of private universities should put much more focus on human resource development to avoid any surprises.