Quality Assurance in the Assessment of Students Academic Performance in Nigerian Universities

By Chris Chukwurah and Marcellinus U. Ojuah.

Published by The Global Studies Journal

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Every nation’s wealth or poverty depends to a large extent, on the quality of her university education. The poorly educated face little better than dull and unexpecting prospects of lives of quite desperation (Babalola, Adedeji and Arwat, 2007). This paper examined the quality assurance in the assessment of students’ academic performance in Nigerian universities. The study used a survey design. The population consisted of 1250 lecturers and students drawn from the university of Calabar and Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTECH), Calabar. Simple random sampling technique was used to select 50 lecturers and 150 students as the sample of the study. A structured questionnaire was used for data collection. Four research hypotheses were formulated and tested using t-test at .05 level of significance. The findings revealed among others that, there is no significant difference in the mean responses of lecturers and students on the strategies for assuring quality in the assessment of students academic performance in the two Universities studied in Nigeria. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that adequate funding of the universities should be a priority of the government to enable procurement of instruments/facilities for assessment of students academic performance in the Universities.

Keywords: University Education, Quality Assurance, Academic Performance, Assessment

Global Studies Journal, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.57-66. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 580.662KB).

Prof Chris Chukwurah

Senior Lecturer, Department of Vocational and Special Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

I am the examination officer in the Department, once a Coordinator of Students Industrial work Experience (SIWES) Students Academic Adviser.

Dr. Marcellinus U. Ojuah

Department of Adult and Continuing Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, Coss River State, Nigeria

Holds a Ph.D in Adult Education from University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria. He is Currently a senior lecturer at University of Calabar. Belongs to three learned societies (NNCAE, CAETA, MNAEP). Involved in CBO/NGO activities. He is presently the coodinator of the University of Calabar, Faculty of Education B.Ed Sandwich Programme. He is married with children.

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