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ERIC Number: EJ1072761
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2141-1905
Needs Assessment of the Education Inspectorate: A Case Study of Lagos State, Nigeria
Alade, Oluwatomi M.
African Higher Education Review, v1 Jun 2008
The Nigerian Government and other stakeholders invest heavily in Education. The Education system should therefore be held accountable to be sure that value is being given to justify the financial investments and the period of time spent schooling. This is only possible through the process of quality control of the Education system and it is carried out by the Inspectorate Services through the Education Inspectors. Despite this effort at quality control, there are complaints about the quality of education given in our schools, and many people say that school inspection is ineffective. The study therefore, carried out a needs assessment of the Inspectorate Services using the Lagos State Inspectorate Department as a case study. It was a survey and 200 inspectors participated. The instruments used for data collection were the Inspector's Questionnaire on the Evaluation of the Inspectorate Department (IQEID) and the Checklist of Facilities and Records Required by the Inspectorate Department (CFRRID). The study revealed that the input into the Inspectorate Services was not adequate for the organ of quality control to function effectively. The implications of this finding were discussed at length. [Paper presented at the Regional Conference of Higher Education Research and Policy Network (HERPNET) (2nd, Ibadan, Nigeria, August 13-16, 2007).]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A