ASSESSMENT OF DEMAND DRIVEN ACTIVITY AND SUPPLY DRIVEN ACTIVITIES OF TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRAINING (TVET) IN TECHNICAL SCHOOLS IN AKWA-IBOM STATE

Joy Uzoaru Ekekwe, Grace Benson Jackson, Chioma Angela Nwankwo

Abstract


The study Examined demand and supply driven activity and Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) programmes in Akwa-Ibom state. Expo-facto design was used for the study. The area of the study is Akwa-Ibom state. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. A sample size of 1100 respondents comprising 120 teachers and 980 students in technical secondary schools in Akwa-Ibom were drawn through the use of purposive sampling technique that considered all the targeted population of 1100. A 4-point rating scale questionnaire with face and content validity ascertained by three experts from; Measurement and Evaluation, Agricultural Science Education Curriculum Studies in the College of Agricultural and Science Education in Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike and reliability coefficient of 0.70 and 0.75  for the two clusters as a measure of internal consistency was obtained through Cronbach Alpha method. The 1100 copies of questionnaires were administered with the help of three research assistants. Research questions were answered using mean ratings and standard deviation, while the hypotheses were tested using z-test at 0.05 level of significance. The result of the findings revealed that demand driven activities to a high extent enhance TVET programme in Akwa-Ibom state. Supply driven activities to a low extent enhance TVET Programme in Akwa-Ibom state. Based on the findings, recommendations were made; that non-governmental agencies and government should encourage and sensitize the community for more active involvement in TVET programmes, government should renovate all TVET centers in the state and equip it with high technical facilities required for global change and among others.


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Demand Driven Activity, Supply Driven Activity, Technical Vocational Education

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