Impact of Quality Assurance Activities on the Management of Senior Secondary School Environments in Katsina Metropolis, Katsina State of Nigeria (Published)
The paper investigated impact of quality assurance activities on the management of senior secondary schools’ environments in Katsina metropolis. The population of the study consists of all the principals and inspectors in Katsina Zonal Quality Assurance Katsina State and their total number was 63. The sample size which was chosen based on the recommendation of Research Advisor (2006) was 44 inspectors. Both face and content validity were used to validate the instrument which was developed by the researchers. The instrument developed was named Questionnaire for Inspectors and School Principal (QISP). The instruments were given to the participants to tick the options that best explain their opinions regarding schools’ environmental management. Descriptive analysis of frequency tables and simple percentages were used to analyze the data collected. Based on the finding, it was found that quality assurance helped in the cleanliness of schools’ environment, quality assurance has impact on the management of school physical infrastructural facilities. The paper recommended that government should encourage inspectors by giving them incentives as this will make them work harder, Inspectors should increase their monitoring activities to schools in order to encourage teachers’ participation in the students’ inspections which in turn will encourage the students.
Teacher Professional Development and Quality Universal Basic Education in Lagos State, Nigeria (Published)
The study aimed at investigating the relationship between teachers’ professional development and quality Universal Basic Education. The study area was Lagos State. Three hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Correlation design was used for the study and simple random sampling technique was used to select 500 teachers from the primary and junior secondary schools for the study. Data for the study were collected by the use of a researchers’ developed instrument titled “Teacher Professional Development and Quality Universal Basic Education Questionnaire (TDPQUBEQ)”. The instrument was a 4-point Likert type scale and consisted of 20 items. The reliability coefficient was .85, using Cronbach Alpha reliability method. Pearson product moment correlation statistics was used for data analysis. The findings of the study revealed that teacher participation in induction programme, ICT training and seminars/workshop significantly related to quality Universal Basic Education in Lagos State. Premised on these findings, it was recommended that the government and relevant agencies should intensify effort on the provision for teachers’ professional development through in-service education to enhance sustainable quality universal basic education. The government and relevant agencies should provide more opportunities for UBE teachers to attend ICT training programmes in order to be ICT compliant. This is necessary to enhance their instructional delivery effectiveness.
Quality Assurance of Teachers in the Assessment of Social Studies Curriculum of Secondary Schools in Abeokuta Metropolis in Ogun State, Nigeria (Published)
The study was carried out to ensure the quality assurance of teachers in the assessment of the Social Studies curriculum in Secondary Schools in Abeokuta Metropolis of Ogun State, Nigeria. Two research questions were formulated and answered in this study. Survey research and evaluation designs were involved. The sample for the study was 57. A 20 cluster item questionnaires and 35 multiple choice test items were developed and used to collect data. The data collected were analyzed using percentages, means and performance gap analysis to answer the research question. Conclusively, the importance of assessment of secondary school social studies curriculum can not be over emphasized because it is a well established fact that the status and kind of assessment used in appraising phenomenon for reaching implication not only for students’ achievements, but also for the nature of school procedure in an institutions. Based on the result of the study, it was recommended among other things that, teachers should be sponsored by the government to attend seminars, workshops and conferences to update themselves in order to improve the quality of their teaching skills