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Towards Arresting the Decline in Academic Standards of Engineering Education in Nigerian University


Segun O. Olatinwo, Olusegun O. Omitola, Olalekan O. Adaramola, Solomon O. Akinola, Taiwo R. Oyedare

1. Department of Computer Engineering, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria
2. Department of Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria


Corresponding author :

Olusegun O. Omitola
Department of Computer Engineering,
Afe Babalola University,
Ado Ekiti, Nigeria,
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Received: January 15, 2014,   Accepted: February 8, 2014,   Published:


Abstract:

Technological advancement serves as a major key to a nation's development. On the other hand, proper engineering knowledge (acquired through appropriate structures) plays significant roles in the attainment of a high level of technological advancement. Most developing countries find it difficult to impact adequate knowledge and training to engineers at different levels of training. An overview of the problems confronting engineering education, and factors that affects engineering education in Nigeria are taken in this paper. The paper identifies lack of adequate or competent human resources, government attitude towards vocational education or technological development in term of funding, poor maintenance, lack of relevant adequate infrastructures, and political situation as the dominant problems faced by engineering education in Nigeria. The paper, in addition to finding solutions to the above problems, recommends proper care in admitting students, infrastructural inadequacy needs to be recognized and properly articulated with a view to being redressed, appropriate government policy and disposition and intervention of professional and international bodies (through provision of financial and material assistance) for assisting in the training and practice of engineers in Nigeria and in order that the country may achieve meaningful development comparable with foreign countries.


Keywords: Engineering education, Academic standards, Technology education, Nigeria Institutions.


Citation:

Olusegun O. Omitola(2014) Towards Arresting the Decline in Academic Standards of Engineering Education in Nigerian University. J. of Advancement in Engineering and Technology. V1I1. DOI: 10.15297/JAET.V1I1.11


Copyright:

© 2014 Olusegun O. Omitola, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


      
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