Research Papers/Topics in Vocational And Technical Education

Manpower Planning And Development In The Nigerian Conjtruction Indujtry

ABSTRACTIn view of the present competitiveness and the general brain drain acrossthe nations, manpower planning and development are becoming increasinglyimportant within the industry.This paper therefore discussed the current manpower situation in theNigerian industry with a special emphasis on the construction industry in Nigeria.It began with a broad review of manpower planning and its development. It wasrevealed that modem manpower management relies upon formal programmes ofdevelopme...

Perception Of Junior Secondary School Students On Teachers’ Attitude And Competence In Basic Science Teaching In Sokoto State, Nigeria

ABSTRACTThis study investigated perception of junior secondary school students on Teachers’ Attitude and Competence in Basic Science teaching in Sokoto State, Nigeria. A descriptive survey method was employed in the study. The population consists of 4,823 JS III students and sample consists of 342 JS III students drawn from nine (9) secondary schools within Sokoto State. Stratified sampling technique was used to select the schools where respondents were drawn. Four ...

Investigating Relationships Between Availability Of Laboratory Facilities And Academic Performance In Biology Among Senior Secondary School Students In Zamfara State, Nigeria

AbstractThe study investigated relationships between Utilization of Laboratory Facilities and Academic Performance of Students in Biology in Senior Secondary Schools in Zamfara State, Nigeria. A total of sixty three (63) schools were sampled from the four Educational Zones of the State. Three hundred and seventy five (375) students and one hundred and fifty- five (155) teachers were selected using stratified sampling technique. The research instruments were Biology La...

Learning Management Systems in Higher Learning Institutions in Tanzania: Analysis of Students’ Attitudes and Challenges towards the use of UDOM LMS in Teaching and Learning at the University

ABSTRACTA number of higher learning institutions in Tanzania have implemented Learning Management systems (LMSs) to manage online teaching and learning. However, effective use by both learners and instructors has been hindered by many challenges. This paper analyzes the students’ attitude towards the use of such systems with a focus on the University of Dodoma (UDOM). An online questionnaire was administered to sixty students from three different colleges who took different courses delivere...

Lived Experiences Of Orphaned Learners And School Level Strategies For Their Inclusion At Selected Public Secondary Schools In Omusati Region, Namibia

ABSTRACT From the premise that education enables people to live with dignity, this study investigated, in meso-systemic settings (home and school), the lived experiences of orphaned learners (OLs) from two selected public secondary schools in the Outapi Constituency, Omusati Region, Namibia. Additionally, the study investigated the implementation of the 2013 Sector Policy on Inclusive Education in a rural setting, inquiring the strategies that schools employed to include OLs, and to fur...

A Study On Hifikepunye Pohamba Unam Campus Primary Student Teachers’ Information And Communication Technology Use And Integration Practices During School Based Studies

ABSTRACT The use and integration of ICTs in the classroom practice of pre-service student is very important for student teachers to become more proficient in integrating technology in their teaching. The main purpose of this study was to investigate primary student teachers’ field experience of information and communication technology use and integration during school-based studies. The exploratory sequential mixed methods design targeted pre-service student teachers that were ma...

An investigation and analysis of factors contributing to boys dropping out of secondary schools in the khomas region in namibia.

Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate factors that contribute to boys dropping out of secondary schools in the Khomas Region. According to statistical reports of the Educational Management Information System (EMIS) Education Statistics at the Ministry of Education, on average, early school leaving is a greater problem among male learners than among female learners. This is an exception only in two regions. Another aim was to identify the needs which are specific to the e...

Exploring The Use Of Manipulatives In Teaching Number Sense In Grade 2: Oshana Region, Namibia

ABSTRACT The main purpose of this study was to establish how selected Grade 2 teachers in the Oshana region used manipulatives when teaching number sense aspects in mathematics. The study wanted to establish in what way the teachers’ understanding of number sense and use of manipulatives influenced the Grade 2 learners’ performance in selected number sense skills. The target population was all government schools with Grade 2 classes in the Oshana Region. The sample for the study ...

Investigating The Teaching And Assessment Methods Of English Literature As A Second Language In The Junior Phase: A Case Study Of Three Schools In Windhoek, Namibia

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to investigate the teaching and assessment methods of English literature as a second language in the junior phase. Literature showed that studying literature in a second language has many benefits which range from integrating language skills to increasing learners overall reading proficiency. Social constructivism formed the theoretical framework for this study. The study followed a qualitative case study design by investigating the teaching st...

A Study To Examine Parents’ Participation In The Learning Process Of Their Children: A Case Study Of Eembaxu Combined School In Ohangwena Region

ABSTRACT The main purpose of this study was to establish the extent to which parents in the Ohangwena region is involved in the learning processes of their children. The target population was parents, grade ten teachers and learners in the Ohangwena Region. ECS was randomly selected. Seven grade ten teachers and ten parents whose children were doing grade ten at ECS in 2011 were selected as respondents for this study. Learners were randomly selected. This study used both qualitative ...

Effectiveness of Microfinance Banks’ Enhanced Service Delivery to Small Scale Enterprises in Imo State.

ABSTRACT This research work was carried out to assess the effectiveness of Microfinance Banks’ enhanced service delivery to small scale enterprises in Imo State. The survey research method was adopted for this study. A 35 items questionnaire was used in studying the population size of the managers of 58 registered small and medium scale enterprises in Imo State, which include companies dealing in farming such as fishery, piggery, poultry and cassava processing industry. Also, other fi...

Time Management Techniques Required by Managers and Supervisors in Medium And Large-Sized Business Organizations in the Enugu metropolisS

ABSTRACT This study determined the time management techniques required by managers and supervisors in business organizations in the Enugu metropolis. A survey design was used. Four research questions and four null hypotheses guided the study. The population comprised 167 managers and supervisors purposively sampled from 25 medium and large organizations. A questionnaire validated by five experts was used for primary data collection. The instrument’s internal consistency was measured u...

Career Readiness of Office Technology And Management Students in Polytechnics in Anambra, Ebonyi And Enugu State, Nigeria

Abstract This study seeks to assess the career readiness of Office Technology and Management students in polytechnics in Anambra, Ebonyi and Enugu state. Career readiness is a measure of the extent to which the OTM students possess the skills and attitudes needed for advancing in their career path. The career readiness of the students was measured using six indicators; office skills, managerial skills, entrepreneurial skills, ICT skills, communication skills and socio-psychological skil...

Parenting Skills Needed by Young Parents in Enugu State for Proper Child Upbringing

Abstract The main purpose of the study was to investigate parenting skills needed by young parents in Enugu State for proper child upbringing. Specifically, it investigated feeding, health care, emotional, physical exercise, sleep/rest and safety skills needed by young parents in Enugu State. A descriptive survey research design was adopted. The population comprised 625 young and older parents with 245 young and older parents as the sample size. The questionnaire was used for data colle...

Practical Skills in The Repairs of Electronic Appliances Required of Electronic Students in Technical Colleges in Edo State

ABSTRACT The study was carried out to determine the practical skills in the repairs of four selected digital electronic appliances required of electronic students in technical colleges in Edo State. The gadgets studied were mobile phones, laptop computers, DVD home theatre sound system and LCD television. In line with these gadgets, four research questions were raised and answered using mean and standard deviations, while four hypotheses comparing the mean responses of electronic teache...


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