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ERIC Number: EJ1072704
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2141-1905
Academic Quality Control in Nigerian Universities: Exploring Lecturers' Perceptions
Obiekezie, E. O.; Ejemot-Nwadiaro, R. I.; Essien, M. I.; Timothy, A. Essien
African Higher Education Review, v8 n1 p85-94 Jul 2014
The level of job performance, international comparability and competitiveness of Nigerian university graduates are burning issues. Consequently, the academic quality of Nigerian universities has come under severe criticism. Since university lecturers are key players in quality control in universities, this study explored their perceptions of variables important to quality control in Nigerian universities. Five hundred lecturers from public universities in the South-South geopolitical zone responded to a 25-item questionnaire. Five research questions were framed and simple percentages were used in analysing the data. The result showed that according to the lecturers; availability of an adequate number of qualified staff, students' attitude to study, early publication of students' examination results, availability of well-equipped laboratories and workshops, and funding of tertiary education were the most important variables in academic quality control.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A