Achieving Quality of Engineering Education and Training in Nigeria: The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro as a Case StudY
This trend persists despite the availability of regulatory agencies and professional bodies in engineering for the
regulation of engineering education and training in these institutions. In order to establish the cause(s) of poor quality of engineering education, the various areas of monitoring the training which includes curriculum delivery, facilities and the faculty, stakeholders and industrial partnership must be examined. This paper, therefore, looks at the internal mechanism adopted by the authorities of The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro towards achieving the delivery of quality graduates and continuous accreditation of its academic programmes. The Quality Assurance Committee reports of the institution for five academic sessions together with the results from the study show that there is adequate attention to the provision of adequate minimum equipment needed for the effective running of engineering programmes. From the study, it became evident that the Quality Assurance Committee of the institution has a positive effect on the quality of engineering education and training in the institution. Therefore, it is concluded that all hands must be on deck for running a viable engineering education.