July 30, 2022
MTU Quality assurance team organise sensitisation seminar for all academic staff.
The necessity of quality service delivery cannot be over-emphasised. Hence, the Quality Assurance Committee led by Prof. John O. Akinyomi, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Mountain Top University, organised a one-day seminar on Friday, 24th June 2022, for all academic staff. The seminar was tagged: Expected Roles of Invigilators and Chief Invigilators during Examination.
In his welcome remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Mountain Top University, Prof. Elijah A. Ayolabi, highlighted the importance of quality assurance in the University system. He noted that quality assurance is essential to keep up the bar in academic excellence and service delivery. “Quality assurance is serious business”, he resounded.
Prof. Akinyomi, in his presentation, stated that the sensitisation programme was to shed light on the expected responsibilities of academic staff in rendering quality service. He noted that the academic staff were expected to read and assimilate the Quality Assurance Policy. According to him, the quality assurance policy is the University’s manual which guides the staff in quality service delivery at MTU.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor explained what was expected of the academic staff (Invigilators and Chief Invigilators) during examination; the invigilation and processing of examination misconduct forms, amongst other issues.
He said that students caught during invigilation are still suspects until proven guilty by the Students Disciplinary Committee (SDC). In addition, Prof. Akinyomi announced that the University Senate had updated the assessment policy. The quality assurance guru stated that students should receive feedback after assessment. The staff were, therefore, charged to imbibe international standards and best practices in their duties.
The question & answer segment, which followed the presentation, was well handled by Prof. Akinyomi. He excellently answered all questions and also shed light on some grey areas. The seminar ended on a good note as feedback from the staff revealed that they had gained new insights.