Delivery and Challenges of Vocational Teacher Education at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (Published)
The paper is meant to examine delivery and challenges of Vocational Teacher Education programme of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. The popularity of ABU goes beyond Nigeria and West Africa. It is among the three first generation universities in Nigeria. It has a Faculty of Education which is generally concerned with teacher education in the university. Under it, there is a section that is primarily concerned with Vocational Teacher Education in the university. For better understanding of the nature of the study the paper conceptualizes the major concepts in the study which include; concepts of vocational education and vocational teacher education. It was observed that, the vocational teacher education in the university follows some strategies in the process of delivery these include; theoretical aspects of the training which is done through various courses offered in the departments and general education, this use to be accompanied by Teaching Practice (TP), Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES), Industrial Attachment, Field Trip and Practical. The vocational teacher education is run by two departments viz; Business Studies, Vocational and Technical Education and Home Economics. The Programme in the university is faced with some challenges which include; problem of funding, learning facilities, shortage of qualified vocational education lecturers, poor public perception and apathy, low information and technology compliance curriculum. It is therefore suggested that, Ahmadu Bello University should supply adequate resources to the technical and vocational education unit of the university. alongside with a budgetary allocation to the sector in order to cater for its recurrent expenditure in the training processes. The curriculum taught in other vocational education sector should be reviewed to meet the demands of the labour market as done by the Home Economics unit and be able to incorporate computer competence.
Citation: Abdullahi Muhammad Teke (2022) Delivery and Challenges of Vocational Teacher Education at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education Research, Vol.8, No.1 pp.39-54,
Impact of Strategic Human Resource Management Practices on Business Competitive Priorities Mediated by Organizational Citizenship Behavior the Case of Jordanian Manufacturing Companies (Published)
This study aimed to investigate the impact of strategic human resource management practices (human resource planning, recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation, and performance appraisal) on business competitive priorities, (cost, quality, delivery, and flexibility) through testing the organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) as a mediating variable in Jordanian Manufacturing Companies. The research was conducted by selecting (57) manufacturing companies in Jordan as a sample The sample of the study consisted of (162) questionnaires out of (224) that were randomly distributed to the employees at different administrative levels. A simple and multiple regression analysis were conducted to test the hypotheses. Findings from our study revealed that SHRM practices have a positive effect on business competitive priorities and organizational citizenship behavior. The results also found that the organizational citizenship behavior has a positive impact on business competitive priorities. The results also revealed that organizational citizenship behavior a partially mediated the relationship between SHRM practices and business competitive priorities.
Evaluation of Agro-Climatological Instruments for Instructional Delivery of Agricultural Education in Colleges of Education in North-East Nigeria (Published)
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the agro-climatological instruments for instructional delivery of agricultural education in Colleges of Education in North-East Nigeria. The research design adopted was the survey design. Four research questions guided the study. The area of the study was North-East Nigeria. The population of the study was 185 comprising of lecturers of agricultural education. The instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire tagged “Evaluation of Agro-climatological Instruments Questionnaire (EIAQ). The instrument was validated by three experts.185 copies of the instruments were administered on the respondents, 120 were retrieved and used for the study as it was a manageable size, therefore sampling was not required. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistical tools such as mean scores and standard deviation to answer the four research questions. The results of the study revealed that out of all the 17 agro-climatological instruments recommended for instructional delivery of agricultural education in Colleges of Education in Nigeria, 11 of them were available, 6 were adequate, 8 were functional and 6 were utilized by lecturers. It was recommended that proprietors of the institutions should make available and adequate all the agro-climatological instruments to the Colleges. Lecturers of agricultural education should attend conferences, workshops and seminars to update the skills and capabilities on instructional delivery with agro-climatological instruments.
Psychiatry of Rural Community Attributes on the Success of Extension Services Delivery in on-Farm Textile Innovations, Ondo State of Nigeria (Published)
The study aimed at establishing rural community attributes influence on the success of extension services delivery in on-farm textile innovation in Ondo State of Nigeria. Mainly, it examined the community socio-cultural characteristics, and analysed eco-institutional variables influencing the success of extension delivery. Purposive sampling procedure was used in selecting 50 percent of the Local Government Areas (blocks) from each of the two zones and, 25 percent of group of villages from each visited blocks in the State. A simple random sampling technique was employed in selecting ten percent of members in each of the on-farm textile stratum within each group of villages and 612 respondents were selected for the study. Structured and pre-tested validated interview schedule and questionnaire were used in collecting information from the respondents. The data were interpreted using descriptive analysis and correlation analysis in viewing relationship between success and community attributes. The study highlighted the level of success in extension services delivery of on-farm textile innovation as low. The ecological climate of the studied community favoured packages of the introduced innovations but, there was no accessible market for its produces. At p<0.01 and p < 0.05 the following community variables showed significant relationship with success viz: spatial system(r = -0.393**), prevailing age group(r = -0.557**), and tradition(r = -0.403*). It is suggested that, the proscribed marketing board for on- farm textile produces be resuscitated and annex of the market mechanism be stationed very close to the studied area.