GLOKALde April 2015, ISSN 2148-7278 Volume: 1 Number: 2 Notes for Editor 3
GLOKALde is Official e-journal of UDEEEWANA
COMPARISON OF MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS OF ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY WITH THE OPEN UNIVERISTY SRI-LANKA
The present study design to compare the Management Systems of Allama Iqbal Open University with the Open University Sri-Lanka” was conducted as a survey study. To make suggestions to overcome the problems in management systems of both open universities to set the future strategies of management system were also the objectives of the study. After reviewing the related literature the questionnaires were constructed.
For the purpose of data collection questionnaires were delivered to 82 managers of A.I.O.U and O.U.S.L. 31 Questionnaire were delivered to the managers of O.U.S.L and 51 were delivered to the managers of A.I.O.U. Majority of the managers of A.I.O.U. were of the opinion that the management system of their university was working in good and comfortable way and they were satisfied. On the contrary, O.U.S.L Managers most of them were not satisfied about management system of their University.
The managers of A.I.O.U. were satisfied with their distance learning system, the hierarchy of system and the distance learning programs, the budget, Managerial authorities and responsibilities and the provision of education of a large number of the country. As a general, the 6M’s Theory (Men & Women, Materials, Machines, Methods, Money, and Market) was promulgated in both the national level intuitions. The four basic functions of management (Planning, actuating, organizing, controlling) more applied in A.I.O.U. but not in O.U.S.L. It was recommended that there should be “The right person for the right job at the right time” may be applied in both the university. The managements of motivation may be preferred.
The managers should take the innovative steps and adopted the innovation in Educational Technologies and quality education should cater to the masses of the country in cheap rates. Measures were identified to overcome shortcoming to provide quality education by these institutions.