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- ItemOpen AccessA comparative study of the performance of the products of apprenticeship system and technical colleges i1'1.industries in Lagos State.(Department of Vocational Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, 2015) Odo, M.IThis study was a comparative study of the performance of the products of apprenticeship system and technical colleges i1'1.industries in Lagos State. The. design of the study was a survey. The population for the study was the products of vocational technical colleges and apprenticeship system working in DN Tyre & Rubber, Standard Home Furniture Manufacturing Company Ltd, Wahum Packaging Ltd and Universal Steel Ltd. These were the artisans, craftsmen, and technicians working in the industries ill Ogba. A random sampling technique was used to select 190 respondents. Four research questions and a hypothesis were raised for the study. A structured thirty eight (38) questionnaire items were generated for the study. Frequency, Mean, and Standard deviation were used to annlv:e the data collected. The t-test statistic was used to test the hypothesis at 0.05 level=of significance. The findings of the study showed that apprentices are no! good at reading and. interpreting working drawings and Classification of tools. Consequently, technical college products lacked the knowledge of selecting appropriate tools for working, carrying out maintenance services, trouble shooting, and operating machines. It was also discovered that theoretical knowledge of the apprentices can be enhanced by the use of expert facilitators, enrolling them in part-time vocational schools, off-the job learning and cognitive apprenticeship method of instruction, It was recommended that there is need to reform roadside apprenticeship along the line of modem apprenticeship which combines the learning of theory and practice,
- ItemOpen AccessUnderstanding mentoring: Reflective strategies for school-based adult and technical teachers ’preparation.(Curriculum of Organization of Nigeria, 2016) Ememe, P.I; Odo, M.IThis study takes 011 the issue of understanding tnentoring: reflective strategies for school-based adult and technical teacher preparation. Survey design was adopted for the study and the population included all the lecturers and students of adult and technical education in University of Lagos, Akoka; Lagos State University, Ojoo; Federal College of Education (Technical) Akoka,· and Yaba College of Technology, Yaba. A sample of 30 lecturers each was randomly selected from Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka and Yaba College of Technology, Yaba making a total of 60 respondents. All the lecturers in adult education from University of Lagos (J 5) and Lagos State University (J 2) making a total of27 were usedfor the study. Thirty students (30) were sampled from each of the institutions making a total of 120 student respondents and 57 lecturers. Five research questions were raised, mean and standard deviation were used to analyze the data. The findings of the study are: mentoring progamme is not effective in schools, schools do not adopt any strategy in mentoring students, and reflective strategies enhance and enrich mentees' teaching. It was recommended that: institutions should establish mentoring programme, [und and monitor the-progress, teachers to. cooperate with th.e school authority to make the mentoring programme succeed, the mentees should be encouraged to always use reflective strategy in their teaching and institutions to keep record of mentoring programme in the school.
- ItemOpen AccessBusiness Education Facilities And Graduate Performance in Nigeria(Delta Business Education Journal (DBEJ), 2015-05) Ishola N.AThis study focuses on assessing the facilities of Business Education programme in Southern Nigerian universities. One (1) research questions and a hypothesis were formulated to guide the study. A descriptive survey design was adopted. A 11 -item questionnaire was developed based on the National Universities Commission. (NUC) Minimum Benchmark which was validated by experts. Data was collected from 18 administrators, 43 lecturers and 872 students; multi-stage stratified sampling technique was used while one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was employed to test the hypothesis. Results revealed that administrators, lecturers and students * have similar views on availability and adequacy of facilities whereas Materials Available Resources Checklist proved otherwise. It was therefore recommended that: The private sector should be encouraged to initiate and participate in the provision of facilities and government should procure more facilities to universities as a whole, such channels may include Education Tax Fund (ETF) as practiced in Nigeria; Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Parent Teacher Association (PTA), and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs).
- ItemOpen AccessFunding Business Education Programme in Nigerian Universities(JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, 2017-12) Ishola N.ABusiness Education programme in Nigeria is confronted with numerous challenges and criticisms, particularly in the area of funding. This paper looks at the Business Education programme in Southern Nigeria geo-political zones from finding perspectives. The descriptive survey research design was employed. The population for the study was one thousand and seventy-six respondents. Two research questions were raised with one hypothesis. The sample included 933 stakeholders, made up of administrators (n=18), lecturers (n=43J, and students (n=872). They were picked through multi-stage stratified random technique sampling process from senatorial districts and local government areas of the existing three Southern geo-political zones in Nigeria. Data analyses were carried out using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results revealed that most of the participants (86.7%J agreed that Business Education programme; is not wellfunded.; Based on thefindings of the study, the following recommendations were made for ensuring qualitative Business Education programme in Nigeria: Government should increase allocation of resources to education, especially university education which runs programmes that require adequate funding; Business educators at university level should link up with local or regional companies to provide facilities such as computers, scanners and other equipment necessary for their practical work; this will go a long way to support the federal government in financing some programmes within the university system.
- ItemOpen AccessExperiential and Vicarious LearningApproaches in Developing Higher-Order Thinking Skills Among Business Education Undergraduates in Federal Universities(The Official Publication of the Department of Educational Foundation, University of Lagos, 2019) Ishola, N.AThis study examined the relationships between experiential learning, vicarious learning and higher order thinking skills (HOTS) among business education undergraduate students. A correlational survey research design -was used. A sample of 151 business education lecturers (43 Males and 108 Females) was randomly selected across three Federal Universities in South-South, Nigeria. Four-point scale self-constructed questionnaires were used for data collection. The reliability coefficient using Cronbach alpha method was 0.93 for experiential learning, 0.92 for vicarious learning, and 0.96 for HOTS. The bivariate correlation matrix and Fisher-Z transformation were used for data analyses. The results revealed a significant difference in the relationship between experiential learning and development of HOTS based on gender. Conversely, the results revealed no significant difference in the relationship between vicarious learning and development of HOTS based on gender. Based on these findings, managers of business education programmes should endeavour to create an enabling environment and atmosphere that would assist students to experientially and vicariously learn during instructional processes, thereby, equipping them with the requisite skills and competencies required to confidently engage in entrepreneurial careers and lifelong learning tasks upon graduation.