Comparative Evaluation of the Implementation of Quality Assurance Mechanisms in Educational Management Programme of Universities in South-East, Geo-Political Zone of Nigeria
Keywords:Comparative, Evaluation, Quality, Assurance, Mechanisms, Educational Management and Programme
This study focused on comparative evaluation of the implementation of quality assurance mechanisms in educational management programme of public and private universities in South-East Geo-political zone of Nigeria. The study was guided by four research questions and four null hypotheses. The study was carried out in three private and eight public universities running educational management programme. The study adopted a survey research design. The population of the study was eleven heads of departments of the eleven universities. A questionnaire instrument constructed by the researcher was used to collect data for the study, titled, â€œQuestionnaire on comparative evaluation of the implementation of quality assurance mechanisms in educational management programme of universities in South-East of Nigeria (QCEI QAMEMPUSEN). The instrument was face-validated by three experts in the department of Educational Foundations of Ebonyi State University. The reliability of the instrument was obtained using cronbach alpha reliability coefficient, and it yielded 0.83. Mean scores of the respondents were used to answer the four research questions while t-test was used to answer the four null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance.Â The study came up with some major findings to include, that both types of universities (public and private universities) in South-East implementation the four major mechanisms for quality assurance in educational management programme to a little extent, but the private universities seem to record better implementation of the four mechanisms compared to the public universities. The study then recommended among others that the National Universities Commission (NUC) should lay more emphasis on the public universities especially during main accreditation exercise of universities, as to reduce the gap that exists in the standard in both types of institutions.
â€¢ Adegbesan, S.O. (2011). Establishing quality assurance in Nigerian educational system: Implication for educational managers. Education Research and Reviews, 6(2), 146-151.
â€¢ Ajayi, I. A. & Akindurite, I. O. (2007). The unresolved issues of quality assurance in Nigeria universities. Journal of Sociology and Education in Africa 6(1), 17-22.
â€¢ Akamobi, D. (2005). Assessment, for learning: beyond the black box. Cambridge: School of Education.
â€¢ Akindutire, E and Ajayi, P.O. (2007). â€œEvaluation of the Implementation of Physics Curriculum in South West Secondary Schools in Nigeriaâ€ Unpublished Research Monograph of the University of Ado-Ekiti.
â€¢ Anioke, B.O (2010). Adequate infrastructural provisions and quality attainment in business education. School of Vocational Education Journal 5(1), 234-241.
â€¢ Ekumayo, Z.A. (2010, April 6), Universities ranking: Nigerian keeps sliding. The Sun Pp. 27-28.
â€¢ Ezeani, A.N. & Eze, L.O. (2010). Improving quality assurance in business education for actualization of the millennium development goals. Book of Readings 3(1), 146-150.
â€¢ Federal Republic of Nigeria (2004). National Policy on Education. Abuja: NERDC.
â€¢ Nakpodia, A.R. (2003). Career opportunities in education in Nigeria, Business Education Journal 2(3), 150-155.
â€¢ National University Commission (2010). Manual of Accreditation procedure in Nigerian Universities: Criteria for accrediting a degree programme.
â€¢ Okebukola, P.A. (2011). Intensive retraining for graduates of universities for better quality and standard. A keynote Address at the first Oyo State Education Summit, Ibadan, July 10.
â€¢ Omeje, G.O. (2008). Improving and sustaining standards in Agricultural Education in colleges of education: The provision of facilities. In Enyi D., Meeting and Sustaining Standards in Colleges of Education, Ankpa: Cuca Publication.
â€¢ Qiang, A. & Shiyan, W. (2007). Factors affecting the quality of post-internship of higher vocational education. National Bureau of Economic Research (Working Paper) 680-683.
How to Cite
- Papers must be submitted on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, or thesis) and are not currently under consideration by another journal published by any other publisher.
- It is also the authors responsibility to ensure that the articles emanating from a particular source are submitted with the necessary approval.
- The authors warrant that the paper is original and that he/she is the author of the paper, except for material that is clearly identified as to its original source, with permission notices from the copyright owners where required.
- The authors ensure that all the references carefully and they are accurate in the text as well as in the list of references (and vice versa).
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
- The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. It is the author's responsibility to bring an infringement action if so desired by the author.