Quality Assurance Unit (QAU) provides leadership in setting, maintaining and developing the framework of academic principles and regulations, coordinating enabling processes and providing advice, information, guidance and opportunities for colleagues in the management of quality. Through these activities, the Unit ensures the College meets national expectations and the National Council for Colleges of Education ( NCCE) standards for quality teacher production.
The Unit is directly responsible to the Provost of the College.
The Unit envisions a College where high academic and moral standard of staff and students are achieved, improved upon and maintained . to ensure the cultivation and sustenance of the culture of quality.
To ensure the maintenance of the NCCE standard in the production of quality teachers , through periodic staff training, monitoring , internal assessment and effective communication.
- Commitment towards quality and excellence
- Lifelong learning
- Team spirit
- Culture of qualityFunctions of the Quality Assurance Unit
The functions of the Quality Assurance Unit are to:
- Develop, apply and periodically review the quality benchmarks/parameters for various academic and administrative activities of the institution;
- Facilitate the creation of a learner-centred environment conducive to quality education and academic staff professional growth;
- Provide feedback mechanisms for students, parents, and other stakeholders on quality-related issues ;
- Disseminate information on various quality parameters of teacher education;
- Organise inter and intra institutional workshops, seminars on quality related themes;
- Document the various programmes/activities leading to quality improvement;
- Act as the modal unit of the Institution for coordinating quality-related activities, including adoption and dissemination of best practices;
- Work closely with academic departments and the institution’s Management Information System (MIS) for the purpose of maintaining /enhancing the institutional quality;
- Promote and help sustain the culture of quality in the institution;
- Lead the Internal Self-assessment process and prepare and submit the Report to the Management of the College and the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) annually; and
- Coordinate logistics during external accreditation/assessment.
Quality Assurance Committee:
The Quality Assurance Committee was formally established on the 18th February, 2016. The Director of the Unit is Dr Angela C. Izuagba . The Ag. Deputy Director is Dr Chinyere Ihekwaba
The QAU committee of the Institution comprises a team of professionals with a broad range of knowledge, skills and experience in the fields of arts, education, vocational, science, and the social sciences. The team supports the development of teaching and learning policy and procedures and works with Schools, departments and Units to implement them. The QAU often gets involved in special projects and this enables it set examples of best practices it wants the College community to emulate. The approach to quality is one that is developmental and informed by the concept defined as ’Fitness for Purpose’.
The QAU is not a ‘policing’ unit and although review and evaluation are core elements of quality assurance, it is also about enhancement.
Roles and Functions of Members of the Committee
The Quality Assurance Committee is a nineteen member committee that drives the activities of the Unit. However each member has a specific schedule it monitors and gives feedback to the Committee. The specific schedule of each member is listed below:
- Coordinator Examination- monitoring- Dr A. Ejifugha
- Coordinator Environmental Sanitation- Dr C. Ihekwaba & Abraham Mishael
- Coordinator Information Dissemination on quality parameters – Dr L. Ngozi-Olehi
- Coordinator Learner centred methods of teaching/learning – Dr C. Obiefuna & Dr A.C. Izuagba
- Coordinator Institutional Workshops/ Seminars Dr. S. N. Lemchi
- Coordinator Institution’s MIS for enhancing Institutional quality – Dr. L. Ngozi Olehi
- Coordinator Retrieval of Documents from Departments and Units – Mr Onoja, A & Mrs Anyanwu
- Coordinator Monitoring of Teaching /learning- Dr R. Osuala & Dr K.C. Ugwulebo
- Coordinator Institution’s financial accountability/probity- Rev Udemba & U.K. Wachukwu
- Coordinator Collation of results / CAs- Dr C . Korie & Dr K.C. Ugwulebo
- Coordinator Collation of data outside the institution- U. Wachukwu & Dr Lemchi
- Coordinator feedback mechanism- Dr Izuagba , A.C. & Dr Ihekwaba, C
- Coordinator Partnership with other institutions- Dr R. Iwu & Dr C. Obiefuna
- Coordinator Work Ethics- Dr C . Korie; Mr Onoja , A; & Mr Ibuaka, Ik
- Coordinator Student Matters- Dr R. U Iwu & Abraham Mishael