Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Anambra State: A Knowledge Management Approach
The importance of quality education in nation building cannot be over emphasized. The research objective of this study is to ascertain quality assurance in higher education in Anambra State through a knowledge management approach. The population consisted of senior lecturers in 10 departments in the universities. Simple random sampling method was used to sample 10 lecturers from each of these departments, which makes the total sample size of 100 lecturers. The instrument for data collection was 20-item questionnaire titled ‘‘Quality Assurance in Higher Education Questionnaire’ (QAHEQ). Cronbach Alpha reliability method was used to determine the reliability of the questionnaire items. A reliability Alpha of 0.87 was obtained. Two research questions were structured and data collected were analysed using mean and standard deviation for the analyses. Findings revealed that, poor funding of education programme were barrier against quality assurance in higher education. It was therefore recommended that, government should re-address the issue of funding of university with adequate budget for training and re-training of staff.
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