Research Papers/Topics in Vocational And Technical Education

The Effect Of Teachers’ Qualification And Attitude On The Performance Of Chemistry Students External Examination In Sokoto Metropolis

ABSTRACT The aim of this research was to find out the effect of teachers’ academic qualification and attitude on the performance of Chemistry students on external examination in Sokoto metropolis. Total numbers of 128 students, 19 teachers and 3 principals were used in this study; the instrument used for data collection was questionnaires which were administered personally by the researchers to three randomly selected secondary schools in Sokoto metropolis. The method used for data an...

Effect Of Availability And Utilization Of Instructional Resources On Student’s Performance On Science In Senior Secondary Schools In Sokoto State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The study investigated the effect of availability and utilization of instructional resources on student’s performance in science in senior secondary schools in Sokoto State. A descriptive survey research design was used. Forty seven (47) science teachers in seven (7) sampled schools were selected across six (6) Educational Zones in the state. A total of three hundred and thirteen (313) senior secondary school two (SSII) students were selected as sample out of one thousand six...

Constraints Of Female Entrepreneurs In Small-Scale Bakery Enterprises In The New Juaben Municipality

ABSTRACT Female entrepreneurship particularly in the informal sector has taken a centre stage among stakeholders and policy-makers in an attempt to provide decent work for women and thereby reducing unemployment in general. According to the Ghana Living Standards Survey Round 6 report, women are the most dominant in the formal sector, which provides jobs for more than 80% of Ghanaians (Ghana Statistical Service, 2013). However, these female entrepreneurs especially those in the ...

The Symbolic Meaning Of Clothing Regalia Of Chiefs In Anlo State In The Volta Region Of Ghana..

ABSTRACT This study sought to examine the forms of clothing regalia and its symbolism used by chiefs in Anlo State in the Volta Region of Ghana. Ethnographic research design embedded in qualitative paradigm was adopted for the study. Data was gathered from a purposively sampled eight (8) key informants, two (2) for each chief, through the use of a semi-structured interview guide and a non-participant observation. The results identified various forms of clothing regalia used by th...

The Symbolic Meaning Of Clothing Regalia Of Chiefs In Anlo State In The Volta Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT This study sought to examine the forms of clothing regalia and its symbolism used by chiefs in Anlo State in the Volta Region of Ghana. Ethnographic research design embedded in qualitative paradigm was adopted for the study. Data was gathered from a purposively sampled eight (8) key informants, two (2) for each chief, through the use of a semi-structured interview guide and a non-participant observation. The results identified various forms of clothing regalia used by th...

Analysis Of Glycemic Load Of Four Types Of Rice Popularly Consumed In Ghana: A Case Study In Cape Coast Metropolis

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to investigate the Glycemic Load (GL) of four types of rice (local brown rice, local polished white rice, perfumed rice and polished perfumed white rice) popularly consumed in Ghana in order to examine its implications on health nutrition. The study sampled 12 healthy individuals into the trial. They consisted of six males and six females. Also, they were made up of six young people and six old people. After a fasting blood sample test, part...

Effects Of Locally Manufactured Soaps On Colour, Strength And Elongation Of Some Selected Ghanaian Printed Cotton Fabrics

ABSTRACT Despite the highly attractive and durable nature of most Ghanaian printed cotton fabrics they tend to depreciate faster in colour and strength over a short period of use due to poor laundry culture and fabric care. The effects of two Ghanaian locally produced soaps (Key soap and Azumah blow) on colour; strength and elongation of two Ghanaian printed cotton fabrics (GTP and ATL) were investigated using an experimental approach. Simple random sampling method was used in s...

MICROBEAL CONTENT OF MEANT AND POULTRY PRODUCT SOLD AT KUMASI CENTRAL MARKET

ABSTRACT Meat is an integral aspect of human diet from ancient times and has seen variety and improvement over the years through the advancement in technology and industrialization. In developing countries such as Ghana, meat quality particularly raw meat from abattoirs and markets has been a matter of health concern due to the poor hygienic practices persisting at these sites. This study set out to investigate the microbial quality of the meat sold on the Central market of the Kumasi M...

THE EFFECT OF THREAD TYPE, STITCH DENSITY AND WASHING ON SEAM PERFORMANCE OF A GHANAIAN REAL WAX COTTON PRINTED FABRIC

ABSTRACT In a 2×3×3 factorial experiment, which included two brands of threads, three ranges of stitch density and three cycles of washing, the performance of plain seam in a Real Wax cotton printed fabric from Tex Styles Ghana Limited, formerly Ghana Textile Printing Company (GTP) was investigated. The performance properties investigated were strength, elongation and efficiency. Specimens were washed using the Standard Launder-Ometer (Gyrowash 315). Each washed specimen was ...

FACTORS MILITATING AGAINST THE PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN ARTISANS IN MALE DOMINATED OCCUPATIONS

ABSTRACT Job opportunities for women in technical fields have remained relatively unexplored. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to explore and identify the factors considered by women technicians and artisans to be militating against their participation in technical and engineering related occupations which are male dominated. The instruments used in the study were questionnaires and interview schedules. The respondents comprised women employees in technical organisations, self...

DETERMINING THE GLYCEMIC LOAD OF BOILED YAM, CASSAVA AND PLANTAIN IN ABURA, CENTRAL REGION OF GHANA

ABSTRACT Glycemic load and index of local foods is becoming a topical issue in food science. Therefore, determining glycemic load and index of locally consumed foods in is necessary. The aim of this research was to determine the glycemic load of boiled yam, boiled cassava and boiled plantain among the people of Abura. In finding answers to the problem being investigated, three research questions and one research hypothesis were set to guide the study. Theoretical and empirical l...

MIRACLE BERRY: ITS UTILISATION IN THE PRODUCTION OF A TASTE ENHANCER IN THE FORM OF POWDER.

ABSTRACT This study assessed the utilization of miracle berry (Synsepalum dulcificum) and its sensory evaluation with a focus on the students in the University of Cape Coast. The study adopted an experimental research design. Four research questions were set in finding a solution to the problem under study. The data collected were in two folds, fruits and sensory data from the panellists. Purposive sampling technique was employed in sampling the panellists from the University of...

THE CHALLENGES FACING TECHNICAL INSTITUTES IN PRACTICAL SKILLS TRAINING IN THE UPPER EAST REGION OF GHANA

ABSTRACT One of the important features of technical institute programmes is its orientation towards the world of work and with its curriculum emphasizing practical skill acquisition necessary for the job market. The main purpose of the study was to explore and describe the challenges confronting technical institutes in practical skills acquisition in the two public technical institutes in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Specifically, the researcher sought to; examine the conditi...