ANALYSIS OF THE FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO MASS FAILURE OF MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION: IMPLICATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Prof. C. Ifeakor Amaechi, Anthony Uchenna Nwafor, Vivian Ogechukwu Anokwute, Ifeoma Lauretta Okocha

Abstract


The enhancement of the academic  achievement  of the Nigerian students has continued  to  engage  the  attention  of educational practitioners  and  policy makers.  This  paper  critically examine  the  factors  that  contribute  to  mass failure of measurement and  evaluation  in colleges of education.  The study employed  a  descriptive  survey  research  design.  The  sample  of the  study consist of 1,112  participants  consisting of 24 lecturers and  1088  final year students from nine (9) colleges of education  in the south east of Nigeria. A -

40   item   questionnaire  developed   by  the   researcher   was   used   as   an instrument  for collecting data.  This research  instrument  was arranged  into three  clusters  and  designed  on  a  4  point  scale.  The  study  found  that  a number   of  factors:  lack  of  committed   staff,  incompetent   lecturers,  non- challant  attitude  of  the  students,   teaching  method,   inadequate  lecturers, phobia  of the course, student-lecturer ratio were responsible for mass failure in measurement and  evaluation  in colleges of education.   And  the  above scenario  has a lot of effect, financial, psychological,  sociological  trauma  on the students,  their parents,  lecturers, school administrators  and the society at large. The study proffered a number  of recommendations to improve on the students’ performance  in measurement and evaluation.


Keywords


Critical Analysis, mass failure, measurement and Evaluation

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