Factors Responsible for Inadequacy of Technical Skills/Competencies of Graduates from Technical Teacher’s Institutions in South-South Geo-Political Region of Nigeria

Idjawe E. Emmanuel

Abstract


This study was carried out in order to ascertain the factors responsible for inadequacy of technical skills/competencies of graduates from technical teacher’s institutions. On research question was raised and two hypotheses formulated to guide the study. A survey research design was used for the study and the population for the study was made up of final year technical education students, while a sample size of 30 respondents was drawn from two universities and two colleges of education (technical),that were used for the study. A – 28 item statements questionnaire was used to elicit information from respondents. Mean statistic was used to answer the research question and t – test was used to test the hypotheses formulated at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that lack of instructional machines, tools, workshop consumables and much time spend on some educational courses are some of the factors influencing the inadequacy of technical skills/competencies of graduates from technical teachers institutions. Conclusion was drawn and some recommendations were made to include: Effort should be made to equip technical teacher’s institution workshops with instructional machines, tools and workshop consumables, among others.


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