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ACADEMIC QUALITY AND STUDENTS PERFORMANCE IN THE NIGERIAN TERTIARY EDUCATION: LESSONS FROM A PRIVATE FAITH-BASED UNIVERSITY IN SOUTH-WEST, NIGERIA (201 0-2015)

lbietan, Jide and Joshua, Segun and Azuh, Dominic E. (2016) ACADEMIC QUALITY AND STUDENTS PERFORMANCE IN THE NIGERIAN TERTIARY EDUCATION: LESSONS FROM A PRIVATE FAITH-BASED UNIVERSITY IN SOUTH-WEST, NIGERIA (201 0-2015). In: INTED2016 Proceedings l Oth International Technology, Education and Development Conference, March 7th-9th, 2016, Valencia, Sp ain.

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Abstract

The pivotal role of education as a driver of economic growth and devc:iopment i!" any country cannot be over-emphasised. To achieve this, academic quality and students' p:::rformanc<:) as intertwining variables in tertiary education must be deliberately contemplated. The absence of academic quality has obvious negative effects on students' performance, which ultirnateiy casts aspersions on the knowledge base of a society. The narrative on university education in Nigeria highl ights gaps in the delivery of triad objectives of teaching, research and community impact, and this is concomitant with allegation of graduates' unemployability resu lting from poor training and skills deficits. It is predicated on these, that this paper examines the impact of academic quality on students' performance with a focus on the University under reference between 2010 and 2015. With a reliance on secondary data, backed by the descriptive analytical approach, the paper observes that the University operates a departure philosophy based on its unique mission which radically altered the Nigerian tertiary educational landscape from inception. Continuous compliance with internal and external quality mechanisms and sustained infrastructural investments with excellent support services are seriously advocated

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Academic; Education; Performance; Quality; Tertiary
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2017 11:12
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2017 11:12
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/7651

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