This study analyzed the human resource management situation in public secondary schools in Enugu State. This study was a descriptive survey research that employed ex- post facto design to analyze human resource management in secondary schools in Enugu State. The design selected relied on the recording of the existing data and information as they occur in public Secondary schools in Enugu State. The population of the study was 617 schools with 9758 staff which is made up of 7907 teaching staff and 1851 non-teaching staff in Enugu State. A sample size of 121 schools with 4316 staff which is made up of 3756 teaching staff and 560 non teaching staff was selected using stratified random sampling technique which represented 20% of the target population. This was done by stratifying them into Local Government Areas and into schools to ensure that all the staff in this defined population has equal and independent chance of being selected. The research instrument for this study was a checklist titled secondary schools human resource management checklist (SSHRMC). The checklist was designed for teaching and non-teaching staff of secondary schools in Enugu state for the purpose of eliciting information in human resource management in secondary schools in terms of staff strength, workload, staff-student ratio in different classes. The checklist was first validated through a critical scrutiny by the supervisor and other lecturers in the department of Educational Administration and Policy studies who saw that the instrument met face and content validity. The reliability of the instrument indicates how consistently the instrument gives the same result on the administration of the instrument for the second time. The study been a non-experimental expo-facto research involves examination of existing records which are non-manipulative in nature. The instruments were administered by the researcher to all the one hundred and twenty one (121) principals in 121 schools. An introductory letter was collected from the department of Educational Administration and Policy studies of Delta State University, Abraka to all the school principals involved. The administration of the instrument on the sample was by personal visit and with reasonable time given for the completion and immediate retrieval. In providing answers to the research questions, the researcher used frequencies, means, percentages and table. The findings of the study revealed that the male teaching staff in Enugu State consists 32% or 1208 while 68% are females or 2548. Also there is relatively low level of adequacy of teachers by subjects in both JSS and SSS. The result also revealed that teacher-student ratio is 1:19. It was therefore concluded that secondary school in Enugu State is challenged with shortage of teachers in JSS and SSS for effective teaching and learning. Also the adequacy of teachers by subjects is very low. Also that the performance of human resources have considerable effects on teacher-student ratio. The researcher therefore recommended that quality teacher should be recruited, retrained and posted to schools that required them. More science teachers should be posted to teach in Junior Secondary’s in Enugu State.

Supervisor: DR. (MRS.) R. OSAKWE