Maintaining academic quality assurance for teacher preparation in the Nigerian Colleges of Education
The essence of academic quality is to bring about totality of an improved classroom teacher for effective service delivery in the school system. Colleges of Education whose mandate is concerned with teacher preparation for basic education must consider students admission policy, funding, facilities and the entire curricula programme as major factors to put in place to ensure the administration of academic quality. This paper examined the imperatives of maintaining academic quality assurance as a minimum bench mark in the overall aim of teacher preparation. The paper advocated the institutionalization of quality assurance units (QAU) in Colleges and compliance with minimum guidelines in the accreditation of programmes to attain quality in teacher preparation in Colleges of Education in Nigeria.
Keywords: Quality, teacher, education, maintenance, students