TRACER STUDY ON SKILLS POSSESSED BY GRADUATES OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CRAFT PRACTICE TRADE OF GOVERNMENT TECHNICAL COLLEGES IN ADAMAWA AND BORNO STATES OF NIGERIA

  • Mele E. F. Technology Education Department, School of Technology and Science Education, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola Adamawa State, Nigeria
  • Abana J. Technology Education Department, School of Technology and Science Education, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola Adamawa State, Nigeria
  • Haruna A. I. College of Education Bama, Borno State, Nigeria
Keywords: Tracer Study, Skills, Machine Safety, Machine Operation

Abstract

This is a study on ‘Tracer Study on Skills Possessed by Graduate of Mechanical Engineering Craft Practice Trade (MECPT) of Government Technical Colleges in Adamawa and Borno States of Nigeria. It was carried out to identify the levels of skills possessed by technical college graduates. Relevant literature related to the study was reviewed. A descriptive survey design was used to guide the study. The population was 223, and the sample size was 171 which comprised of 120 MECPT graduates from five government technical colleges, 15 industrial managers, 30 supervisors and 6 ministries of works officials. The sample size was purposively drawn. Structured questionnaire that had 77 items divided in to 4 sections A, B, C, and D was used to collect data. The data was analyzed using mean and standard deviation to answer the research questions. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings indicated, among others that, the graduates possessed 90% of the skills required of them. While 10% were completely not possessed by the MECPT graduates. It was recommended, among others that, graduates of MECPT trade should possess the other machine safety and machine operational skills that were not for employment and self-reliance.

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Published
2020-12-11
How to Cite
Mele, E. F., Abana, J., & A. I., H. (2020). TRACER STUDY ON SKILLS POSSESSED BY GRADUATES OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CRAFT PRACTICE TRADE OF GOVERNMENT TECHNICAL COLLEGES IN ADAMAWA AND BORNO STATES OF NIGERIA. International Journal of Engineering Technologies and Management Research, 7(12), 17-24. https://doi.org/10.29121/ijetmr.v7.i12.2020.828