Quality Assurance Practices and Effectiveness of Public Universities in Cross River State, Nigeria

Grace Ikil Ushie, Roseline Anyiopi Undie & Fidelis Aduma Wonah


The study aimed at examining quality assurance practices and effectiveness of public universities in Cross River State, Nigeria. To achieve the aim of this study, two research questions were raised and two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study consist of one hundred and forty one (141) Heads of Departments from two public Universities in Cross River State. The sampling technique adopted for this study was simple random sampling technique which was used to select forty two (42) respondents from the study area. The instrument used for data collection was questionnaire titled Quality Assurance Practices and Effectiveness of Public Universities Questionnaire (QAPEPUQ), developed by the researchers and validated by experts in administration in higher education and Measurement and Evaluation. Data collected were subjected to statistical analysis using Pearson product moment correlation analysis. The result revealed that the effectiveness of universities is related with quality assurance practices. It was recommended that management of the universities should make adequate provision for establishment of instructional supervision of lecturers as well as staff training/development practices.

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