Abubakari, Eliasu, Issah and Abdul-Razak
This paper evaluates the relevance of staff career development on corporate core business of Tamale Polytechnic. The study adopted a case study approach because it probed specific tertiary institution in Ghana. A mixed research method was adopted with both Simple and purposive sampling techniques being employed. 140 closed-ended questionnaires was distributed to teachers’ of Tamale Polytechnic of which 118 responded which gave a response rate 83.3%. Data analysis and presentation was handled both qualitative and quantitatively. The finding as per the objectives revealed that majority of academic staff has acquired higher qualification through academic career development activities. Findings also showed there is no significant relationship on nature of staff development and relevance to school core business. It was concluded that the relevance of academic staff career development is to aligned with the organization’s vision and long-term goals in order to enhance the skills, knowledge, learning and innovative capabilities of the Polytechnic to meet the exigency of time. Therefore, efforts need be made for strict compliance the staff development policy.