International Journal of
Vocational and Technical Education

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Voc. Tech. Educ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-534X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJVTE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 106

Full Length Research Paper

Availability and adequacy of resources for skill acquisition in digital electronics repairs in the National Open Apprenticeship Scheme in Edo State, Nigeria

Godwin O. Omofonmwan
  • Godwin O. Omofonmwan
  • Industrial Technical Education Unit, Department of Vocational and Technical Education Faculty of Education, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.
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Samson O. Chukwuedo
  • Samson O. Chukwuedo
  • Industrial Technical Education Unit, Department of Vocational and Technical Education Faculty of Education, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.
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  •  Published: 24 December 2013

Abstract

This study was carried out to assess the availability and adequacy of provision of resources for skills acquisition in maintenance and repairs of digital electronics for the National Open Apprenticeship Scheme in Edo State. The study was guided by four purposes, from which four research questions were raised. The descriptive survey research design was employed for the study. The population of the study was 312. A sample size of 220 was drawn, which consisted of trainees, trainers and supervisors of the scheme. All the trainers were selected while proportionate random and convenience sampling techniques were used in selecting the trainees and supervisors respectively. A close ended questionnaire, validated by three experts with an alpha value of 0.74, was used for data collection. Simple percentage, mean and standard deviation were employed for data analysis. The findings showed that there are human resources for the scheme but tools and equipment are not sufficient as required, and are not provided at all by government in some cases. Recommendations were made, one of which is that state and local governments should unanimously join the federal government to run the scheme.

Key words: Skills acquisition, digital electronics, Technical and vocational education, technical-vocational skills.