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Academic Standards Benchmark and Estate Management Programme in Nigeria Universities: Compliance or Deviation.

Oni, A. O. and Oloyede, S. A. and Ayedun, C. A. and Akinjare, O. A. (2014) Academic Standards Benchmark and Estate Management Programme in Nigeria Universities: Compliance or Deviation. In: 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, March 10th-1 2th, 2014, Valencia, Spain.

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The National Universities Commission (NUC) was empowered by Act No. 48 of 1988 to lay down minimum standards for academic disciplines in Nigerian universities. The aim of this study is therefore to examine the curriculum of Universities offering Estate Management course of study. This is with a view to determining compliance with or deviation from the set minimum standards. In attaining the aim , a process of comparison and inferences was followed in examining the NUC Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards for undergraduate programme in Estate Management. Data were obtained from the reports of Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON) Accreditation Teams to the Universities between 2010 and 2013. Statgraphic statistical software was used to determine the degree of variation from or compliance with the standards.The study found wide deviation of the observed from the expected standards , while less than 40% of the studied Universities truly met the standards on staff/student ratio, fa cilities, staff composition , minimum space requirements , and staff qualifications. This confirms deviation of some universities from complying with the benchmark standards.The findings provide better understanding of the academic standards as obtained in Departments running real estate course , and recommends that the accreditation teams of should adopt more rigorous approach in enforcing compliance with set minimum standards.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: academic, accreditation , benchmark, estate, management, standards , university
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2014 20:42
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2014 20:42

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