Impediments To The Acquisition Of Practical Skills For Proficiency Among Technical College Students In Delta State, Nigeria

Obierika Obierika, Obiajulu Loretta

Abstract


This study investigated the impediments to the acquisition of practical skills for proficiency among technical college students in Delta State. Four research questions were raised to guide the study. A descriptive survey design was used for the study. The population of this study consists of all the students and teachers in the six technical colleges in Delta State. A sample size of 180 respondents which comprise twenty five (25) students and five (5) teachers from each of the six technical colleges in Delta State. A 19 – item structured questionnaire was used for data collection and the data was analysed using sample percentage. The findings of the study revealed that inadequate provision of training materials, tools, equipment, instructional material, nature of industrial attachment, inadequate training given to teachers among others are impediments to the acquisition of practical skills by students in technical colleges in Delta State. Based on these findings, the following recommendations were made; that all stakeholders should contribute adequately in providing training materials, tools and equipment for the acquisition of practical skills, industrial attachment should be given priority attention, quality of teaching in practical skill classes should be monitored closely and practical skill classes should be effective and efficient.


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