Ugonwa F. Umeh, Chinwe S. Oguejiofor


This is a survey research aimed at determining the impact of National Universities Commission accreditation exercise on leadership in the business education departments in the universities in the south-east geopolitical zones of Nigeria. One research question and one null hypothesis guided the study. The survey research design was used for the study. The population comprised 66 respondents made up of 6 directors of academic planning and 60 academic staff of the departments of business education of the six universities in the zone. There was no sampling since the population was not too large. A researcher-developed instrument duly validated by three experts was used for data collection. Test re-test method was used for testing the reliability of the instrument. With the use of the Pearson Product Moment, the reliability co-efficient correlation was found to be 0.86 which was considered adequate for the study. The mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research question while t-test was used to test the null hypothesis. The findings of the study indicated that NUC accreditation exercise had high extent of impact on the provision of effective leadership in business education departments in universities in the south-east geopolitical zone. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended among others that NUC should continue to encourage efficiency and dedication in the leadership of business education programme.


Business Education; NUC; Accreditation and Leadership

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