Distance Learning Centres and Administrators’ Quality Assurance Implementation in Nigeria
Implementation of the concept of quality assurance is central to the
performance of all educational institutions of learning and those operating outside the norm of traditional academic setting such as National Open Universities. Against this background, this study undertook to verify four hypotheses related to quality assurance in distance education in Nigeria. An ex-post facto research design was adopted for the study. A sample of 1,033 Academic staff were randomly selected from a population of two (2000) thousand staff. The selection was done through multistage sampling technique. A research instrument titled: Educational Administrator Quality Assurance Implementation Questionnaire. (EAQAIQ) was used for data collection. Pearson Product Moment Correlation was the statistical tool used for data analysis. The result of the study indicates that a significant relationship exists between quality assurance implementation and the
systems performance. Based on the results, the study recommends that:
Educational administrators should recruit qualified academic staff to teach and perform commensurate with their wealth of professional experience and qualification.
Keywords: Open and Distance Learning (ODL); Quality assurance; Nigeria.
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