CAPACITY BUILDING NEEDS OF TEACHERS OF FABRICATION AND WELDING ENGINEERING CRAFT PRACTICE FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING IN TECHNICAL COLLEGES IN ONDO AND EKITI STATES

CAPACITY BUILDING NEEDS OF TEACHERS OF FABRICATION AND WELDING ENGINEERING CRAFT PRACTICE FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING IN TECHNICAL COLLEGES IN ONDO AND EKITI STATES

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to determine the capacity building needs of teachers of Fabrication and Welding Engineering Craft Practice for effective teaching in Technical Colleges in Ondo and Ekiti States. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. Ten research questions guided the study while four null hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance and 100 degree of freedom. The entire population of 102 respondents consisting of 57 teachers of Fabrication and Welding Engineering Craft Practice in technical colleges and 45 metal fabricators in industries were used for the study. The instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire which contained 95 items. The questionnaire items were face validated by three experts. The internal consistency of the questionnaire was determined using Cronbach Alpha method and coefficient of 0.82 was obtained. Weighted mean and Improvement Need Index (INI) were used to answer the research questions while t-test was used to test the null hypotheses. The findings of the study revealed that all the 69 competencies in Fabrication and Welding Engineering Craft Practice and 26 competencies in pedagogy were needed by teachers of Fabrication and Welding Engineering Craft Practice for effective teaching. The findings of the study also revealed that teachers of Fabrication and Welding Engineering Craft Practice need capacity building in the 69 competencies in the four areas of Fabrication and Welding Engineering Craft Practice and 26 competencies in pedagogy for effective teaching in Technical Colleges in Ondo and Ekiti States. The findings on hypotheses revealed that there was no significant difference in the mean ratings of the two groups of respondents on the competencies needed by teachers of Fabrication and Welding Engineering Craft Practice in all the four areas of Fabrication and Welding Engineering Craft Practice for effective teaching in technical colleges in Ondo and Ekiti States. It was therefore recommended that the findings of this study be utilized to develop capacity building programmes for teachers of Fabrication and Welding Engineering Craft Practice in technical colleges in the area of study.