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Assignment problem and its application in Nigerian institutions: Hungarian method approach
O. Solaja, J. Abiodun, J. Ekpudu, M. Abioro, O. Akinbola
Department of Business Administration, College of Management Sciences, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
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Assignment model is a powerful operations research techniques that can be used to solve assignment or allocation problem. This study applies the assignment model to the course allocation problem in Nigeria tertiary institution in order to maximize lecturers’ effectiveness. A well-structured questionnaire was used to obtain data from lecturers and solved with Hungarian method. The study revealed that adoption of the assignment model in course allocation will help the institution to experience 13.20% increment in lecturers’ effectiveness in taking each topic in analysis for business decision. This will lead to increase in the quality of education students get. The study concluded that assignment model is a unique model that can be used to solve course allocation problems in tertiary institutions. The study then recommends that institutions should endeavor to adopt the assignment model in course allocation for optimal benefit and to improve the quality of education in the country.
Keywords: Allocation, Hungarian, Assignment, Education, Lecturers
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: General
Received: 2019/08/26 | Accepted: 2019/12/2 | Published: 2020/01/23

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