Improving graduate outcomes for Technical Colleges in Nigeria

Okolie, Ugochukwu Chinonso and Igwe, Paul Agu and Elom, Elisha N. (2018) Improving graduate outcomes for Technical Colleges in Nigeria. Australian Journal of Career Development . ISSN 1038-4162

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Abstract

This study examined key issues affecting the effective management of carpentry and joinery workshops for improving the quality of graduates of Technical Colleges (TCs) in Nigeria. Drawing upon data collected through a structured questionnaire administered to 27 TC teachers and 13 craft trainers, plus a focus group, this study adopts a mixed methods approach. The survey was conducted in TCs in Enugu and Ebonyi States of eastern Nigeria; hence, this study cuts across single geographical boundaries. The patterns of responses among respondents suggested that poor student academic performance result from lack of equipment, funding, and support for TCs by the government, whereas effective management of workshops promoted learning and student discipline. The study addressed issues for how workshop success can be promoted.

Additional Information:AJCD-17-0030.R3
Keywords:Technical Education, Career development, Technical and Vocational Education
Subjects:X Education > X300 Academic studies in Education
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:31794
Deposited On:19 Jun 2018 21:15

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