Factors Militating Against The Teaching Of Mechanical Engineering Craft Practice In Government Technical Colleges

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Factors Militating Against The Teaching Of Mechanical Engineering Craft Practice In Government Technical Colleges In Enugu State

ABSTRACT

The journey on the path of technical education started as far back as in the 1930s when the commission on Higher Education proposed that the premises of Yaba Higher College should be converted to a technical institute. In line with this arrangement a student was expected to spend two years in general studied department and three years in an area of specialization like the mechanical engineering craft department. Responses to questions posed by the researcher have shown that mechanical engineering craft practice is laudable but on the other hand, the country appears not prepared for the effective implementation of this programme. There seems to be no concrete arrangement on who to finance it and no proper orientation was made to acquit teachers with the function of the scheme. The result of the analysis in the preceding chapter shows that inadequacy of teachers, la ck of well equipped workshop, lack of well equipped laboratories and libraries, non-availability of finance and non provision of accessories are the major factors militating against this course. It is hereby recommended that the government should provide equipments, train instructional personnel for the programme, well equipped laboratories and supply relevant and adequate text books to technical colleges.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page

Approval  Page

Dedication

Acknowledgement

Abstract

Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE

1.1 Background of the Study

1.2 Statement of Problems

1.3 Purpose of the Study

1.4 Scope of the Study

1.5 Significance of the Study

1.6 Research Question

1.7 Limitations of the Study

1.8 Definition of Terms

CHAPTER TWO

Literature Review

2.1 Finance and Finding

2.2 Adequacy and Qualification of Teaching Staff

2.3 Non Payment of Teachers Salaries

2.4 Availability of Well Equipped Libraries

2.5 Lack of Equipped Workshop

2.6 Availability of well Equipped Laboratories

CHAPTER THREE

Research Methodology

3.1 Design of the Study

3.2 Area of Study

3.3 Population

3.4 Sample and Sampling Techniques

3.5 Instrument for Data Collection

3.6 Validation of Instrument

3.7 Method of Data Collection and Analysis

CHAPTER FOUR

Presentation of Results of Statistical

4.1 Research Question 1

4.2 Research Question 2

4.3 Research Question 3

4.4 Research Question 4

CHAPTER FIVE

Discussion on Findings, Implication, Suggestion and Conclusion

5.1 Discussion on Findings

5.2 Educational implication

5.3 Recommendation

5.4 Suggestions for Further Study

5.5 Conclusion

REFERENCES

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS