Stakeholders task varsity lecturers on students’ learning experience
Stakeholders in the education sector have canvassed for enhanced students’ learning experience among academics in order to improve the quality of graduates of higher education in Nigeria.
They made the call recently at Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State during the first Annual International Conference organized by the Faculty of Education of the institution. With the theme, “Enhancing Students’ Learning Experience and Satisfaction in Higher Education”, the experts noted that education was central in addressing the myriad challenges of the economy of any country in the quest to achieve sustainable development and produce quality manpower. They further stressed that effective teaching and learning experience in our higher institutions is required to improve the quality of graduates, and also to achieve the universal sustainable development goals.
Welcoming the participants, Dean of Faculty of Education, Chinyere Nwajiuba stated that students were the epicenter of learning in higher institutions; hence all efforts should be geared towards making sure that they have positive learning experience and satisfaction.
She maintained that higher education has a number of challenges, which would only be surmounted through concerted efforts of all stakeholders, enjoining participants to imbibe technology-aided learning and teaching to improve the quality of higher education in Nigeria.
Delivering the keynote address, an Associate Professor and Director of Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom, Dr. Katheleen Quinlan stated that students often mention one-on-one interactions with teachers as being their most powerful experiences. She noted that these interactions were specifically about their coursework-such as getting feedback on any essay they had written from one of their lectures.
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