VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL EDUCATION IMPLEMENTATION IN KADUNA STATE OF NIGERIA
Thursday, January 14, 2010 3:21:01 PM
This is a study of the principles and guidelines that should be adopted in implementing technical education in Kaduna state. To carry out the study, four research questions and four hypotheses were formulated. To collect relevant data from the target population, Questionnaire was used. The questionnaire was administered through research assistance in 12 inspectorate divisions. The population made up of 44 School Administrators and 66 vocational Teachers randomly selected. Percentages, Mean and Standard Deviation were used to answer research questions. While Chi-Square and ANOVA statistics were employed to test the null hypothesis at 0.5, level of significant. The choice of inclusion of graphical statistical operations is to avoid the overlooking of some important findings by the reader. A correlation of Principals data (that are non vocational teachers) to the five groups of vocational teachers yielded a positive correlation of +0.957. This shows the acceptability of the suggested reform in the secondary schools if implemented. The study revealed, three major elements help student learn i.e. the teaching methodology, location of technical subject and evolutional modal adopted. It is recommended that Kaduna state government should increase practical skill development in school. The knowledge and ability of teaching staff/instructors should also be improved. The ability, to arouse curiosity and make learning environments stimulating help encourage students’ interest in technical subjects.
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