Enhancing quality of education in the university system: A study of Nigerian education system


  • Adekunle Thomas Olutola Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, Federal University Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State, Nigeria
  • Rafiu Ademola Olatoye Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, Federal University Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State, Nigeria




Quality, Education, University System, Qualitative Assessment


How to enhance and maintain quality of education in Nigerian University education system has become one of the central issues in educational assessment and evaluation. It is important to note that no nation can rise above the standard of her education. The quality of education in Nigeria is presently rated as low. Many scholars have observed that many graduates are unemployable because they lack relevant and required skills. Therefore, this paper examines the present educational quality in Nigeria, reasons for the current trend, assessment issues, advantages and disadvantages of computer-based tests in the university system, recruitment of staff without thorough assessment and politics of accreditation in Nigeria. It was concluded that the quality of education in the University system can be enhanced and maintained through qualitative assessment. Also, there is the need to review the process of recruitment of staff, accreditation procedures, monitoring and evaluation of standard as well as students’ assessment practices.



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How to Cite

Olutola, A. T., & Olatoye, R. A. (2020). Enhancing quality of education in the university system: A study of Nigerian education system. Asian Journal of Assessment in Teaching and Learning, 10(2), 55–61. https://doi.org/10.37134/ajatel.vol10.2.6.2020