Managing curriculum implementation in Pan African College of Education, Nigeria requires careful monitoring to ensure effectiveness. In particular, it is important to determine whether the implementation of the curriculum results in the desired output: professional teachers. It is in line with the above fact that the Directorate of Quality Assurance unit ensured strict compliance with NCCE policy as directed by Federal Ministry of Education of Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The National Commission for Colleges of Education has a responsibility for the quality of the academic programmes in Colleges of Education. Therefore, in order to enhance quality of NCE products, the NCCE is involved in enhancing its Quality Assurance system. The NCCE Quality Assurance system shall continue to monitor an Institution’s curriculum inputs, processes and products to determine whether the intended target (the creation of a body of professional teachers) is achieved.
In the case of the new NCE Programmes to be implemented at NCE-awarding Institutions this means that a QA system will:
In order to enhance its effectiveness, Quality Assurance shall be conducted at two levels, namely:
In the case of External Quality Assurance, the NCCE shall continue to carry out Accreditation of Academic Programmes, Resource Visits, (establishment of new NCE-awarding Institutions and mounting of new programmes), and the Monitoring and Evaluation of Academic Standards in NCE-awarding institutions.
The NCCE shall also continue with its responsibility of monitoring institutions’ level of compliance with the implementation of Teacher Standards, such as, monitoring of the Teaching Practice, monitoring of Assessment procedures, monitoring of Acculturation/ Language Immersion Programmes and the aspects of Professional Practice.
In the case of Internal Quality Assurance, all NCE-awarding institutions must establish an Internal Quality Assurance Unit to ensure that the guidelines provided in this Implementation Framework are followed. The unit should be headed by an experienced lecturer not below the rank of a Chief Lecturer and must have at least Master Degree in Education Measurement and Evaluation, Curriculum Studies or other related disciplines. He will head the unit for a tenure of 2 years which is also renewable. The unit should have appropriate number of supporting staff. Pan African College of Education is in strict compliance with the above as it has a Director of Quality Assurance into a chief lecturer who possesses a Master Degree in relevant field into Ph.D in view. The roles of the unit in the college include the following:
The College DQAUs has some degree of autonomy and full support from the college Management to achieve its goals.
In particular, PAN AFRICOED ensures that: