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ERIC Number: EJ1072788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2141-1905
Relationship between the Curriculum and Attributes of Nigerian Faculty of Education Graduates towards Teaching in Kwara State, Nigeria
Kayode, David Jimoh; Yusoff, Nurahimah BtMohd; Veloo, Arsaythamby
African Higher Education Review, v9 n1-2 p18-26 Sep 2015
University education in Nigeria has been recognized for its role in pertinent workforce training for the benefit of learners and the community. However, the role of university education in stimulating national economic growth and transformation exacerbates the need to ensure quality within the universities system. The quality and focus of the training offered by the Nigerian universities are not in tune with the needs of society which leads to high unemployment. Soludo (2012) stresses that the problem of unemployment in Nigeria is not because there are no jobs but because there are no competent graduates to do the jobs. This study examines the influence of faculty of education curriculum on the attributes of graduates produced. 12 public and private secondary schools in Kwara State were selected for this study. A total of 100 graduates of education teaching in secondary schools and 100 management members including heads of departments, vice principals and principals were selected for the study. The findings of the study show that the curriculum has a great influence on the quality of teachers produced in faculties of education in Nigerian higher education. Frequent review of teachers training curriculum was recommended.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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