Monitoring and evaluation of education standards in Nigeria tertiary institutions: Aligning practice to international standards
Dr. JC Nzokurum, SO Oluwuo
The quality of our products in Nigerian education system is nosediving. Quality has been torpedoed more often than not. Most Nigerian University graduates are at best unskilled and unemployable. Evidence abounds in research literature and in our daily newspapers. Part of the problem has been attributed to lack of effective monitoring and evaluation of educational standards in Nigeria, hence this paper. The paper looked at concept of standard, tertiary education standards in Nigeria, international standards in tertiary education, justifications for aligning practice of tertiary education in Nigeria to international standard and aligning practice of tertiary education in Nigeria to international standard through monitoring and evaluation. The paper concludes that alignment is necessary and relevant to give our tertiary education an international content, through adopting best practices to enable our graduates compete internationally as the world is now a global market.