Research Papers/Topics in Mechanical Technology

Skill Improvement Needs of Self-Employed Technical College Motor Vehicle Mechanical Graduates in Plateau State

ABSTRACT The study was carried out to determine the skill improvement needs of self-employed technical college motor vehicle mechanic graduates in Plateau State. A survey research design was used for the study. The population for the study was 66 self-employed technical college motor vehicle mechanic graduates, 15 supervisors from automobile industries. A structured questionnaire was used as an instrument for data collection. Five research questions and five null hypotheses were formula...

ASSESSING THE SKILLS OF ROADSIDE MECHANICS IN DIAGNOSING AND FIXING PROBLEMS OF VEHICLE SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS IN THE TAMALE METROPOLIS..

ABSTRACT This dissertation assesses the skills of roadside mechanics in diagnosing and fixing problems of vehicle system and components in the Tamale Metropolis. In the study, the various vehicle repair and maintenance skills used by roadside mechanics, challenges facing them and the satisfaction level of drivers who patronize their services were investigated using a questionnaire. Table 1 revealed that a large number of the automechanics in the Tamale Metropolis have considerable years ...

A STUDY INTO SAFETY OBSERVANCE OF APPRENTICES IN WELDING AND FABRICATION UNDER THE INFORMAL SECTOR AT KUKURANTUMI IN THE NEW JUABENG MUNICIPALITY.

ABSTRACT This case study was conducted at Kukurantumi in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The population of the research involved the artisans (welders) comprising of workshop owner, master welder and the apprentices. In reference to the diagnostic test conducted, the analysis in chapter four showed relatively the poor observance of safety in the welding and fabrication in the workshops. The researcher used 60 people for the sample size and simple random sampling technique was employed. The...

A Study into Safety Observance of Apprentices in Welding and Fabrication Under the Informal Sector at Kukurantumi in the New Juabeng Municipality

ABSTRACT This case study was conducted at Kukurantumi in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The population of the research involved the artisans (welders) comprising of workshop owner, master welder and the apprentices. In reference to the diagnostic test conducted, the analysis in chapter four showed relatively the poor observance of safety in the welding and fabrication in the workshops. The researcher used 60 people for the sample size and simple random sampling technique was employed. The...

ASSESSING THE PERFORMANCE OF DRIVING SCHOOLS IN SUNYANI MUNICIPALITY IN THE BRONG AHAFO REGION.

ABSTRACT The main purpose of the study was to assess the performance of driving schools in Sunyani Municipality in the Brong Ahafo Region. This study adopted the case study design. The researcher used both primary and secondary data sources, which were considered to be more appropriate for this study. The researcher used quantitative research approach for the study. The targeted population for the study was 381. The population of the study was made up of drivers, driving school students...

THE IMPACT OF SMALL SCALE WELDING INDUSTRIES ON RURAL DEVELOPMENT: PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES IN WA WEST DISTRICT

ABSTRACT This study sought to investigate into the impact of small scale welding industries on rural development, the prospect and challenges in Wa West district of the Upper West region. The population of the study consisted of members with electricity in their homes in some selected communities in the Wa west districts. Convenient sampling was used to select members of the sample frame. Two sampling techniques were employed in collecting the data. Thus, probability sampling and non pr...

PREVENTION OF ACCIDENTS THROUGH EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR WORK IN VARIOUS GARAGES IN ACCRA

ABSTRACT The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) announced that there were 2,330 road accidents bringing it to an average of accident per day across the country in2011. In 2012, by November ending 13,535 vehicles crashes have been recorded resulting over 2, 069 deaths in Ghana. In December 2012 alone 246 people died and 1, 260 were injured in road accidents. Road accidents being multidisciplinary in nature involve attention of multidepartment such as Ghana Highway Authority for roads...

THE IMPACT OF IN-EFFICIENT DIAGNOSIS OF VEHICLES BY MECHANICS ON THE ENVIRONMENT

ABSTRACT The aim of the study is to assess the general knowledge of Technicians and Mechanics in the Automobile repair sector in Diagnosing Electronics managed Vehicles in the Tamale Metropolis .The research questions were based on the levels of understanding of the systems by Mechanics in Diagnosing Electronics managed Vehicles in order to reduce its effects on the Environment. The descriptive survey design was used for the study. The sample of 60 comprised of Managers and Mechanics, ...

FACTORS INFLUENCING LOW FEMALE STUDENTS’ PARTICIPATION IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING COURSES IN SECOND CYCLE INSTITUTIONS IN THE BAWKU MUNICIPALITY

ABSTRACT This study explored students’ perceptions of the factors influencing low female students’ participation in science, technology and engineering courses in second cycle schools in the Bawku Municipality. The study also examined the kind and level of support, guidance and information students receive before making stream choices. Using both qualitative and quantitative approaches, data was gathered through questionnaires, document review, focus group discussions and semi – s...

AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF VEHICLE BREAKDOWN AND ROAD ACCIDENTS IN THE BOLGATANGA MUNICIPALITY

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to investigate the causes and effects of vehicle breakdown and road accidents in the Bolgatanga Municipality using purposive random sampling technique with emphasis on convenience sampling technique or method to sample out the various respondents for the study. Out of 100 respondents chosen for the study, only 96 respondents responded to the questionnaire. The objectives of the study were to determine the causes of frequent vehicle breakdown, asse...

EVALUATING THE PRACTICAL COMPETENCY OF ARC WELDERS TRAINED UNDER FORMAL AND INFORMAL APPRENTICESHIP MODULE IN THE KETU SOUTH MUNICIPAL AREA OF VOLTA REGION

ABSTRACT Apprenticeship is a form of post-secondary training that teaches the skills and competencies necessary to perform tasks to an industry standard. Apprenticeship training provides the opportunity for hands-on learning under the direction of a certified journey person, with the ability to earn while you learn. Technical training can occur at both formal and informal sector. Once the apprentice has completed the required hours and/or modules for the trade, the apprentice can write ...

AN ASSESSMENT OF THE INFORMAL SECTOR IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LOCAL ECONOMY: A CASE STUDY OF MASTER CRAFTSMEN WITHIN THE WA MUNICIPALITY

ABSTRACT Small and medium enterprises have been considered as the engine of economic growth and for promoting equitable development.  The role of small and medium enterprise in the economic and social development of the country is well established.  The sector is a nursery and as such a pre-requisite requirement of entrepreneurship; often driven by individual creativity and innovation. The relative importance of small and medium scale enterprises in adv...

OBSERVANCE OF SAFETY PRACTICE IN MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT IN TECHNICAL INSTITUTE IN GHANA THE CASE OF CAPE COAST TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

ABSTRACT This study was an assessment of how students observe safety and health practices in the Mechanical workshops of Cape Coast technical institute. Questionnaires comprising both open and closed ended items were employed to collect data from70 students from cape coast technical institute. A descriptive research design of the survey type was adopted for this study.Data collected were analysed with the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) Version 16 ...

Scrap Metal Management Practices in the Kumasi Suame Magazine Industrial Area of the Ashanti Region of Ghana: Challenges and Prospects

ABSTRACT  This study was conducted in the Kumasi Metropolis to assess the scrap metal management practices in the Suame Magazine industrial area.  Today with increasing public awareness and research into the many environmental implications, metals recycling is now of paramount importance due to a number of reasons. The study sought to determine the economic profitability of scrap metal trade in the Metropolis, assess the challenges faced by scrap metal dealers in the collection, sortin...

Assessing the Waysude Welders' Application of Safety Measures in Welding: A Case Study of Jaman North District

ABSTRACT Safety is a critical consideration for any welding project. Application of safety measures and practices among welders are important ways of preventing or reducing the levels of health hazards associated with the occupation. While adherence to these precautions is nearly applied in the industrial welding, for the non-industrial welding in which wayside welders are the focus, little information is known of them. The purpose of the study was to assess wayside welders‟ applicatio...


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