|EXTENT OF IMPLEMENTATION OF QUALITY ASSURANCE STRATEGIES BY PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY ABUJA, NIGERIA .
|The Nigerian educational products are naturally competing in a challenging environment shaped by their own local, national and international expectations and standards. Globally, the influence of international standards and demand for transparency, productivity and accountability are on a rapid increase. As a member of the international community, Nigeria is faced with the challenge of repositioning her educational system to reflect the unique history, needs and expectations of her citizens to meet local and international standards.
This calls for a functional strategy to enforce those standardsand monitor performance of all levels of education. In line with the above premise, the study investigated the extent of implementation of quality assurance strategies by public secondary schools in F.C.T Abuja, Nigeria. Four research questions and two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study.
descriptive survey design was used for the study. The population of the study was all the principals and teachers of public secondary school in FCT Abuja. A sample of 12 principals and 240 teachers was used for the study. A 35-itemed questionnaire was used to collect data from the respondents.
Mean and standard deviation were used to answer research questions while the hypotheses were tested using the t- test statistic. Findings from the study revealed that recruitment of qualified staff, monitoring and evaluation of schools as one of the quality assurance strategies have a positive effect on the administration of secondary schools.