Dearth of Construction Craftmen in Southwestern Nigeria; from the Architect Perspective

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Several studies on construction craft skills have identified a number of problems including ineffective training as responsible for shortages of craftsmen in the construction industry. In Nigeria, the problem of shortages of craftsmen has been considered to be a multifaceted issue. This research therefore examined dearth of construction craft in south-western Nigeria. Largely, qualitative approach was adopted in conducting the research. Detailed literature review on shortages of craftsmen led to the development of a semi-structured interview guide which was used in conducting interviews in technical training institutions and construction organisations. In the technical institutions, senior management staff that specialised in technical training was interviewed while in the construction organisations, both principal officer and craftsmen were administered questionnaire. A total of 3 Academic institutions were identified which has a reputable school of environmental studies and 2 technical colleges. For the construction organisations, six (6) large architectural firm, engineering firm, construction firms, Estate valuers and quantity surveying experts each were targeted in each study area using purposive sampling and interviews. Data obtained from the interviews were subjected to descriptive analysis.

 TABLE OF CONTENT

CERTIFICATION................................................................................................................I

DEDICATION.......................................................................................................................II

DECLARATION .................................................................................................................III.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT....................................................................................................V

LIST OF FIGURES .............................................................................................................VI

LIST OF TABLES..............................................................................................................VII

ABSTRACT

CHAPTER ONE

1.0       Introduction..................................................................................................... 1                             1.1            Background to the study...................................................................................1

1.2       Statement of the research problem...................................................................2

1.3       Justification of research....................................................................................3

1.4       Aim and objectives of the study.......................................................................4

1.5       Project Scope....................................................................................................5

1.6       Project Limitations...........................................................................................5

1.7       Research methodology.....................................................................................6

1.8       Expected contributions to knowledge..............................................................6

1.9       Definition of term..........................................................................................6          

CHAPTER TWO

2.0              Literature review

2.1     Architecture as a form of craft......................................................................8

2.2      Craft; the essence of education....................................................................12

2.3      Review of construction craft in the Nigerian state......................................14

2.4       Review of craftsmanship in developed countries.......................................18

CHAPTER THREE

3.0       Introductions................................................................................................23

3.1       Methodological approaches..........................................................................23

3.2       The study areas and population....................................................................24

3.3       Sampling method..........................................................................................24            3.4     Sample frame and size of sample.................................................................25

3.4.1    Subjects............................................................................................25

3.4.2         Data collection instruments.............................................................26

3.5.0        Oshogbo; osun state capital city...................................................................27

3.5.1        General information about the study areas...................................................27

3.5.2        Administrative status, Settlement character and demography types,

 Economy and population.............................................................................28

3.5.3        Architectural character..................................................................................28

3.6       Akure; Ondo state capital city.......................................................................30

3.6.1    General information about the study areas.....................................................30

3.6.2    Administrative status, Settlement character and demography types, economy and population........................................................................................................31

3.6.3        Architectural character....................................................................................32

3.7.0        Ado-ekiti; Ekiti state capital city.....................................................................33

3.7.1        General information about the study areas......................................................33

3.7.2        Administrative status, Settlement character and demography types, economy and population........................................................................................................34

3.7.3        Architectural character....................................................................................34

CHAPTER FOUR

4.0       Data presentation, analysis and discussion.......................................................35

4.1       findings and discussion of data extracted in Oshogbo.....................................36

4.1.1 Assessment of respondent view on the state of quality building craft in Oshogbo...........................................................................................................37

            4.1.2 Assessment of respondent notion on skill decline in Oshogbo..............40

            4.1.3 Conclusion on quality craft and skill decline in Oshogbo......................43

4.2       findings and discussion of data extracted in Ado-Ekiti...................................44

4.2.1 Assessment of respondent view on the state of quality Building craft in Ado-Ekiti...........................................................................................................45

            4.2.2 Assessment of respondent notion on skill decline in Ado-Ekiti..............46

            4.2.3 Conclusion on quality craft and skill decline in Ado-Ekiti......................51

4.4       findings and discussion of data extracted in Akure town..................................52

4.2.1 Assessment of respondent view on the state of quality building craft in Akure..................................................................................................................54

            4.2.2 Assessment of respondent notion on skill decline in Akure.....................56

            4.2.3 Conclusion on quality craft and skill decline in Akure............................60

CHAPTER FIVE

5.0       RECOMMENDATION AND CONCLUSION................................................61

5.1       recommendations.............................................................................................61

5.2       conclusions.......................................................................................................61

REFERENCES.......................................................................................................... ..65

APPENDIXES.............................................................................................................66

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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APA

Adeleye, A (2019). Dearth of Construction Craftmen in Southwestern Nigeria; from the Architect Perspective. Afribary.com: Retrieved June 19, 2019, from https://afribary.com/works/dearth-of-construction-craftmen-in-southwestern-nigeria-from-the-architect-perspective

MLA 8th

Adekunle junior, Adeleye. "Dearth of Construction Craftmen in Southwestern Nigeria; from the Architect Perspective" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 11 Jun. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/dearth-of-construction-craftmen-in-southwestern-nigeria-from-the-architect-perspective . Accessed 19 Jun. 2019.

MLA7

Adekunle junior, Adeleye. "Dearth of Construction Craftmen in Southwestern Nigeria; from the Architect Perspective". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 11 Jun. 2019. Web. 19 Jun. 2019. < https://afribary.com/works/dearth-of-construction-craftmen-in-southwestern-nigeria-from-the-architect-perspective >.

Chicago

Adekunle junior, Adeleye. "Dearth of Construction Craftmen in Southwestern Nigeria; from the Architect Perspective" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed June 19, 2019. https://afribary.com/works/dearth-of-construction-craftmen-in-southwestern-nigeria-from-the-architect-perspective