Manasseh Emamoke Imonikebe

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The study was carried out to investigate the adequacy of instructional facilities available for teaching painting in visual arts departments of south-south universities in Nigeria. The instructional facilities investigated include: infrastructure, instructional materials and equipment. The study sought to answer the following question: are the available instructional facilities for teaching painting in the painting units of universities in visual arts departments of the universities in South-South Nigeria generally adequate? Are the instructional facilities adequate in terms of quantity and quality? Five institutions out of the seven public universities offering Fine and Applied Arts in the South-South Geo-Political Zone of Nigeria were randomly selected. The design of the study is Survey. The major instrument used was Checklist. The National Universities Commission’s (NUC) benchmark of minimum academic standards (NUC, BMAS) was also employed to guide the study. Obviously the students provided most of the available instructional facilities investigated. Universities should be repositioned so as to see the need to take up the challenge of providing the required instructional facilities to guarantee effectiveness and efficiency in teaching and learning. The universities in South-South Nigeria should explore workable avenues to improve on the quality and quantity of their instructional facilities on a more regular basis instead of waiting for the NUC Accreditation Exercise.


adequacy, painting, instructional facilities, survey, South-South Universities

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