Rationales, Mechanisms and Challenges of Quality Assurance in Teachers’ Professional Practices at the Primary Education Sector

Eyiuche Ifeoma Olibie, Wenceslaus Ndubueze Ofojebe, Theodora Chinelo Ezugoh


This study examined the rationales, mechanisms and challenges of quality assurance in
teachers’ professional practices with focus on Anambra State of Nigeria. Four research
questions guided the study. The study adopted the descriptive survey research design. The
sample size involved 524 teachers drawn from various primary schools in the State. A
30-item questionnaire, structured on a modified 4-point Likert scale was used to collect data.
Data was analyzed using factor analysis; mean ratings, standard deviation and Pearson
correlations. Among the findings was that there are high and positive correlations among the
rationales, mechanisms, challenges and quality assurance for effective teacher professional
practices in Anambra State. It was recommended among other things that mechanisms for
adequate funding/financing of primary education, utilization of innovative methods and tools
for effective curriculum delivery, infrastructural development and constant
monitoring/supervision of resources as well as continuous staff development should be put in
place by teachers, government and private sector for quality assurance in teachers’
professional practices.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ije.v7i2.7237

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