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Skill Acquisition Needs of Graduates of Radio and Television from Technical Colleges in South-Eastern States of Nigeria

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Skill Acquisition Needs of Graduates of Radio and Television from Technical Colleges in South-Eastern States of Nigeria.

ABSTRACT

The study used a survey research design to identify the skills needed to be acquired by the graduates of Radio and Television for the repairs of flat-screen television (Liquid Crystal Display Television).

Four research questions alongside four hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. A structured questionnaire was used to obtain data for answering four research questions and testing four null hypotheses.

The questionnaire has five sections (A to E), with a total of 42 skill items on a five-point scale.

The questionnaire was validated by three experts; two from the Department of Vocational Teacher Education and one from the Department of Electronic Engineering, all in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

The reliability of the questionnaire after pilot testing was found to be 0.80. The population of the study consisted of 22 Radio and Television teachers and Technologists in accredited Technical Colleges in the South-Eastern states of Nigeria. The whole of this population was used for the study.

Mean, standard deviation, and t-test statistics were used for the analysis of the data collected from the questionnaire. The results of the analysis revealed the skills needed to be acquired by the graduates of Radio and Television from Technical Colleges in South-Eastern States of Nigeria for the repairs of flat-screen televisions (liquid crystal display televisions).

The study recommended ways of embedding the skills into the curriculum of Nigerian technical colleges.

INTRODUCTION

Background Of Study

Technical Colleges in Nigeria turn out craftsmen in various trades such as Mechanical, Building, Woods, Textiles and Electrical Engineering trade among a host of others.

Radio and Television servicing is among the Electrical Engineering trade designed to produce craftsmen that will be able to carry out repairs in Radio and Television effectively.

According to National Board for Technical Education (NBTE, 2001), the Radio and Television Craftsmen are expected to diagnose and clear faults of common types found in every section or stage in the blacks and white television; and understand the basic concept of color.

Therefore, the television servicing curriculum was designed to give the students of Radio and Television relevant skills to achieve the above-mentioned objectives. The workshop technologist maintains equipment for both testing and component replacement.

Radio and Television servicing teachers on the other hand implement the curriculum to ensure that their students acquire enough skills in television servicing.

The curriculum for television servicing contains theoretical knowledge and troubleshooting skills which contain a logical procedures for the repair of radio and television.

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Emali, J. D. (1991). An Evaluation of the Quality of Training Received and its Influence on the Job Performance of Technical Colleges Graduates.Unpublished M.Ed Thesis, Department of Vocational Teacher Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
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