UniAbuja probes poor academic performance of students

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It was gathered that the University of Abuja is to look into the academic performance of its students over an eight-year period with a view to improving the academic performance of the students of the University.

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The University Senate had at its 159th regular meeting held on Wednesday, 27th July, 2016, set up a 13-man Committee with Professor M.A. Maisamari, Dean, Faculty of Education as Chairman to investigate the academic performance of students of the University from 2008-2015 with a view to halting the poor performance of students.

In a statement by the Deputy Registrar (Information), UniAbuja, Waziri Garba, said the committee is to among other things look at the distribution of class of degrees of graduands for each academic programme over the period, review the admission process and identify any lapses as well as evaluate campus life, students’ reading culture, personal study time, library usage, students involvement in distractive activities and the value systems.

He said the committee is also to assess teaching at the institution including depth of coverage, understanding, attendance at lectures, lecture venues, quality of examination marking scheme, evaluate the state of facilities and

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infrastructure including physical and electronic, as well as assess the quality of the lectures bearing in mind subject mastery, specialization, workload on lecturers, adequacy of staff and environmental factors, among others.

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