Strategies for Achieving Quality Assurance in Science Education in Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria
This paper examined the strategies for achieving quality assurance in science education in Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria. The design adopted for this study was survey design. A total of 300 science teachers randomly selected from the technical colleges and secondary schools took part in the study. Strategies for Achieving Quality Assurance in
Science Education Questionnaire (SAQASEQ) was the instrument used in gathering data for the study and the reliability coefficient was 0 .79 using Cronbach alpha. The results showed an insignificant difference existing in the salaries and allowances given to science
teachers and other teachers. The results also showed that there were more qualified science teachers in secondary schools than technical colleges. The results equally indicated that science equipment currently available in technical colleges and secondary schools were
inadequate and students in technical colleges utilize science equipment more than the students in secondary schools. Conclusion from the findings led to the recommendation of various strategies for achieving and maintaining quality assurance in science education in
Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria.
Keywords: Quality Assurance, Science Education, Strategies
African Research Review Vol. 2 (3) 2008: pp. 146-159