Massification and Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education: The Nigerian Experience
The study sets out to examine massification and its impact on quality assurance in tertiary education and the extent to which lecturer–student ratio,
adequacy of infrastructure and pedagogical resources affect quality in tertiary
institutions. Two research questions and one hypothesis were posed to guide the investigation. The study, which adopted a survey design approach, has as its population lecturers in tertiary institutions. Through stratified and random
sampling techniques, 432 lecturers and students were selected and the instrument for data collection was questionnaire. The study found that lecturer–student ratio, adequacy of infrastructure and pedagogical resources affect quality in tertiary institutions.
Keywords: Lecturer-student ratio; Pedagogical resources; Quality assurance