SKILL IMPROVEMENT NEEDS OF ELECTRICAL TEACHERS FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF ELECTRICAL LABORATORY EQUIPMENT IN TECHNICAL COLLEGES IN KANO STATE
The study finds out the skill improvement needs of electrical teacher for maintenance of electrical laboratory equipment in Technical Colleges in Kano State.The study used descriptive survey design and was aimed at re-tooling need for electrical teachers in equipment maintenance of Technical Colleges laboratory in Kano State.To facilitate the achievement of the above objectives, four research question and four hypotheses were formulated. The population of the study consisted of 55 electrical teachers of technical colleges of Kano State. A 42 items structured questionnaire was developed and used for data collection. The questionnaire was validated by three experts, from department of Vocational Teacher Education University of Nigeria Nsukka. To establish the reliability of the instrument, the instrument was administered to five respondent comprises of electrical teachers from Government Technical College Malali Kaduna State. The Cronbach Alpha reliability was used to determine the internal consistency of the instrument. The reliability co-efficient of the instrument was found to be 0.83. The data collected were analyzed using and mean and Standard Deviation for answering the research questions while t-test statistics was used to test the four null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The study has the major findings as to review and update when there are changes in equipment;carryout weekly routine maintenance activities for all electrical equipment; identify physical variables (temperature, vibration, power consumption) and apply suitable safety prevention while working with electrical equipment The study recommend that government should encourage the training and re-training of electrical teachers on re-tooling needs of teachers of electrical subject through attendance of conference, seminars and workshop in order to posses new skills of maintaining electrical equipment, modern electrical industrial employers should from time to time visit technical college to inform them about the new development and the required skill development.
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