Assessment of the impact of NUC accreditation exercise on personnel in business education programmes of universities
AbstractThis is a survey research aimed at determining the impact of National Universities Commission’s accreditation exercise on personnel in the business education programmes of the universities in the South-east Geopolitical Zone of Nigeria. One research question and one null hypothesis guided the study. The population comprised 66 respondents made up of 6 directors of academic planning and 60 academic staff of the departments of Business Education of the six universities in the zone. A researcher-developed instrument duly validated by three experts was used for data collection. Test re-test method was used for testing the reliability of the instrument. With the use of the Pearson Product Moment, the reliability co-efficient correlation was found to be 0.86 which was considered adequate for the study. The mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research question while t-test was used to test the null hypothesis. The findings of the study indicated that NUC accreditation exercise had impacted in some aspects of minimum standards for quality of personnel in Business Education programmes to a high extent. However, the exercise had a low extent of impact on staff/student ratio of 1:30, on students understanding of departmental mission and on competent technical officers manning the computer laboratory in business education programmes. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that NUC should continue to insist on on-line registration for lecturers in business education departments to ensure that all the claims made on personnel during accreditation were actually in existence.
Keywords: NUC, Accreditation and Personnel
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