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Pages: 1635-1641
Publication year: 2014
ISBN: 978-84-617-0557-3
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 7-9 July, 2014
Location: Barcelona, Spain

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS IN BUILDING STRUCTURES

A. Opoko, O. Alagbe, P. Aderonmu, I. Ezema, A. Oluwatayo

Covenant University (NIGERIA)
A prerequisite for admission into higher education in Nigeria is meeting the criteria set by the National Universities Commission (NUC). Apart from obtaining acceptable scores in the unified matriculation examinations, candidates are also expected to obtain at least credit grades in some subjects at the end of their secondary school education. For architecture these prerequisite subjects include physics and mathematics. However, there have been debates in recent times as to the relevance of these prerequisites to students’ academic performance after admission. This has been necessitated by suggestions that university students’ performance do not always reflect their pre-admission academic performance. It is in the light of this that this paper examines the correlation between the scores of students of architecture in some prerequisite subjects (mathematics and physics) and building structures - a core course for the study of architecture in Nigerian universities. The study adopts a combination of primary and secondary data. While the secondary data will be obtained through literature survey and archival retrieval of students’ records, primary data will be obtained by questionnaires and focal group discussions involving randomly selected students. Data will be analyzed using appropriate statistical formats for questionnaires and secondary data while discussions will be content analyzed. It is hoped that the outcome of this paper will inform university admission policy especially for architecture and ensure that the best candidates are given opportunity to study.
@InProceedings{OPOKO2014ENT,
author = {Opoko, A. and Alagbe, O. and Aderonmu, P. and Ezema, I. and Oluwatayo, A.},
title = {ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS IN BUILDING STRUCTURES},
series = {6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN14 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-617-0557-3},
issn = {2340-1117},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {7-9 July, 2014},
year = {2014},
pages = {1635-1641}}
TY - CONF
AU - A. Opoko AU - O. Alagbe AU - P. Aderonmu AU - I. Ezema AU - A. Oluwatayo
TI - ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS IN BUILDING STRUCTURES
SN - 978-84-617-0557-3/2340-1117
PY - 2014
Y1 - 7-9 July, 2014
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN14 Proceedings
SP - 1635
EP - 1641
ER -
A. Opoko, O. Alagbe, P. Aderonmu, I. Ezema, A. Oluwatayo (2014) ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS IN BUILDING STRUCTURES, EDULEARN14 Proceedings, pp. 1635-1641.
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