The Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Abubakar Rasheed, charged all Nigerian Universities to strengthen their Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) mechanisms, by establishing a Directorate of Quality Assurance as a stand-alone unit, where possible. This charge, necessitated the Rivers State University Strategic Development Planning Committee (SDPC), to recommend in its Five- Year Strategic Development (2016-2021), the establishment of a system of Quality Assurance that would be vested with the responsibility of ensuring that standards are maintained in service delivery. Sequel to which, Professor Blessing Chimezie Didia, a former Vice Chancellor of the University, under the Office of the Vice Chancellor, established the Quality Assurance Directorate (QAD), in September, 2018.
The Inauguration was attended by Directors of Quality Assurance (DQA) from Nigerian Universities including Professor I.I. Kakulu. This marked the true beginning of Internal Quality Assurance in the Nigerian University System. Prof I. I. Kakulu was appointed as the pioneer Director in the RSU, on September, 3rd, 2018. She handed over handed over to Prof Eric Amadi in December 2020, who had been the Director, Quality Assurance till date.
Professor lyenemi Ibimina Kakulu was appointed as the pioneer Director of Quality Assurance (DQA), on the 3rd of September 2018 with a singular mandate ‘To Establish Internal Quality Assurance Modalities for the Rivers State University’.
The National Universities Commission (NUC) formally inaugurated the Nigerian Universities Quality Assurance Network (NUQAN) on the 11th of September 2018, with the main objective to reinforce the development, promotion, implementation and sustainability of quality assurance modalities in the Nigerian University System.
Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) consists of the process of planning, promotion, monitoring, evaluation and maintenance of quality within the University and by the University. The activities are guided by the functions of Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) as provided by the National Universities Commission (NUC)
The IQA administrative procedures and functions are not limited but include the following:
The current Head of the Quality Assurance Directorate, is Professor Eric Chikweru Amadi. He has the following academic Qualifications:
Ph.D (UPH), MED(UPH), B.ED(UNICAL), B. A. ED(UPH) FCAI,MNIN(JP). He is a Professor of Educational Management and Planning, and a research Gate Scientist of Google Scholar.
His Mandate is: To focus on providing confidence that quality
requirements will conform in line with international
competitiveness. To be a flagship for quality and improvement for products and services. To be a process by which services rendered (teaching) and products (students) conform to standard specification. The service (as provided by lecturers) produce (students) and the environment (process) being positive. The impact (quality) of service and environment determine to greater extent the quality of the product. The workforce (teachers and other staff) of any establishment is an essential element in its quantitative and qualitative production. Quality assurance is accountability. And education institutions excluding accountability for its activities engender quality assurance in its process.
|Area Of Specialization
|Prof Eric C. Amadi
|Director Quality Assurance Directorate (QAD)
|Educational Management and Planning
|Amachree Mie-ldaala Jones
|Director (Admin) Quality Assurance Directorate (QAD)
|Human Resource Management
|Didia Agnes Uchenna
|Admin Officer II
|Amadi Wike Chim
|Admin Officer II
|Senior Executive Officer (SEO)
|Tasie Rachael Eruchi
|Business Education (Management Option)
|Sambo Uloma Joy
|Igwe Bestman Asset
|Chukwu Joy Chizaram
|Technology and Vocational Education (Agric. Science Option)
|Oluwayomi Kayode Elisha