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Quality assurance necessary for standard –Don

Posted: Apr 22, 2015 at 12:05 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Seyi Taiwo-Oguntuase –  Reporter, Lagos


A university don and the Director, Centre for Innovation, Strategy in Learning and Technology (CISLT), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Dr. Olusegun Folorunso, has affirmed that good quality assurance framework is essential in order to sustain or improve the standards of teaching, learning, research and extension services in universities.

Folorunso stated this while delivering a lecture titled, ‘Re-inventing the Wheels of Computing Education for Sustainable Development’ organised by the Department of Computer Science, College of Physical Sciences (COLPHYS).

He said a good enlightenment programme on quality assurance should be put in place, stressing that the aims and goals of establishing the university system would be achieved, as well as the social and academic relevance of the courses studied by the students.

He added that quality assurance ensures exceptional quality levels in all academic areas such as curriculum planning, instruction and delivery of content, testing and evaluation as well as the administrative unit processes.

He however advised tertiary institutions that run programmes in computing education to set up quality assurance units on their campuses, in order to assess their levels of service delivery and what needed to be done to meet high performance.

The Don also tasked stakeholders in computing education on the imperative of quality assurance if the profession is to remain relevant among top professional bodies in Nigeria.

Dr. Folorunso further stated that experts in the industry had long advised the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on the Departments dealing with computing in tertiary institutions across the country.

“Government can do this by equipping each University’s computer laboratory with at least, 250 personal computers and picking-up the bills for the re-training of lecturers in tertiary institutions, while grants for study fellowships and conferences should be adequately provided for, and each graduating student should produce a practical project, which should solve national, state or local government problems”, he stated.