Conceptual Framework for Management effectiveness of Professional Continuing Education programmes in Lagos State, Nigeria
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AABRI, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Education helps development. Consequent to the rapid changes in the different systems in the world, there has been an amplified burden for professionals to be properly trained or certified to possess the required knowledge and ability that will boost their competence on the job. The research involved the development and validation of a conceptual model for effective management of Professional Continuing Education (PCE) programmes on the assumption that maintenance of a conducive physical and psychological climate for learning, effective administration and organisation of these centres, providing for students’ academic welfare and the use of qualified resource persons would logically lead to the achievement of above average performance in professional examinations. Survey research design was used for the study. The population of the study comprised all the learners, facilitators of accredited PCE centres and examiners of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) in Lagos state, Nigeria. The findings from the study show that having the indicated management effectiveness profiles alone in place does not bring about the expected above-average performance by the majority of the learners in professional examinations. The study showed that in addition to the above-stated factors, there is a need for a continuous linkage between the professional bodies and Professional Continuing Education centres through continuous accreditation, monitoring and supervision of Professional Continuing Education centres and continuous training and development of Professional Continuing Education facilitators through the train the trainers’ workshops and seminars.
Conceptual Framework for Management effectiveness of Professional Continuing Education programmes in Lagos State, Nigeria. Research in Higher Education Journal, 30, 128-141. Florida, USA: Academic and Business Research Institute (AABRI).