A comparative study of the performance of the products of apprenticeship system and technical colleges i1'1.industries in Lagos State.
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Department of Vocational Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
This 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,
Moses I. Odo (2015). Comparative study of performance of the products of apprenticeship system and technical colleges in industries in Lagos State. NAU Journal of Technology and Vocational Education, 1(2), 159-169,