The Role of Quality Assurance in the Implementation of Professional Boards’ Curriculum in Tanzania

Haule, Jeremiah (2021) The Role of Quality Assurance in the Implementation of Professional Boards’ Curriculum in Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study aimed at assessing the role of quality assurance in the implementation of professional Boards’ curriculum in Tanzania. The study focused on three objectives: (i) Assessing effectiveness of professional training, (ii) Assessment of examination procedures and (iii) Measuring intervention strategies for quality assurance improvement in the Board’s training and examination process. The review of related literature was done based on theoretical underpinnings and empirical studies. The study adopted descriptive study design employing mixed approach involving a total of 80 respondents. Data were collected through questionnaires, interview guide and documentary review. Then the study findings were analyzed qualitatively using content analysis and quantitatively through descriptive analysis based on frequencies. The study findings revealed that the professional training programs in the Board’s review training centers were not effective due to ineffective teaching and learning strategies, incompetence and lack of teaching experience among trainers, poor teaching and learning facilities and substandard quality control mechanisms. It was further revealed that examination assessment procedures were substandard due to lack examination quality assurance guideline, improper continuous assessment and ineffective examination setting. The study recommends improving and establishment of library services, improving trainers’ competence, practical professional training and examinations and establishment of quality assurance unit. The study concludes that the role of quality assurance should be a paramount priority in professional curriculum implementation process. The study ends up by making recommendations to Board’s Management and Ministries. Keywords: Curriculum Implementation, Professional Training, and Quality Education

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Curriculum and Instructions
Depositing User: Khadija Katele
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2023 16:17
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2023 16:18

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