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An Appraisal of the Development and Functioning Of Vocational Education and Training in Nigeria (Published)

Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes in Nigeria is yet to be understood by the members of the society and that accounts for their negative attitude of relegating it to the background despite its potentials and undeniable evidence of its’ products and services. The programmes are in different categories and levels but are characterized by the practical components which cut across all the different levels. The historical research method was adopted for the study using primary and secondary data. The study reveals that technical vocational education and training programmes have been in vogue from the pre-colonial era to date. It was the main training programmes available before the advent of colonialism and introduction of western education in Nigeria. TVET programmes in Nigeria is not meeting the needs of the society and the paper advanced what should be done to bridge the need gap as the way forward. 

Keywords: Industries, Skills, TVET, trainees, trainers

Research Learning style preferences and English Language Proficiency of first year Economics students at University of Economics – Technology for Industries, Vietnam (Published)

This research involves investigating the learning style preferences and English language proficiency of Economics students as basis for language learning enhancement program. This has been done by descriptive-correlational research method. 162 students at UNETI, Vietnam selected through the use of stratified random sampling answered the Perceptual Learning Style Preference Questionnaire and a 50-item English proficiency test. Frequency counts and percentages, central tendency, T-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation were used to analyze the gathered data. Finding revealed that group learning style dominates among the students, followed by other learning styles. In term of English language proficiency, most of the respondents are moderately proficient. There exists a significant relationship between their learning styles and their English language proficiency. On differences in the English language proficiency of the students, significant differences exist in tests. Finally, significant relationship exists between visual, tactile, group, and individual learning styles of the respondents and their English language proficiency.

Keywords: Economics, English language proficiency, Industries, Technology, University, Vietnam, first year Economics students, learning styles, preferences

Determination of Combined Effects of Factors that Affect Performance Operatives in Manufacturing Industries, Using Minitab (Published)

This research work determines the degree of impact of some factors in their combined state and interactions effects on the performance of operatives (manufacturing workers) in manufacturing industries. Factors studied include: motivation, power, safety, maintenance, training, equipment and technology. Eighty-two manufacturing workers drawn from thirteen manufacturing Plastic Companies were used. Data were collected using work measurement technique (time studies) and questionnaire (tests studies). Software is used for the various analyses in the study. The software used was Minitab. Software tools used for various analyses in the study are: statistics, correlation, polynomial regression and response surface regression, while t – value, F- ratio, p – values, effect coefficient and variance of inflation factors (VIF) were used to test the hypotheses.  Results from the various statistical analyses were presented, studied and interpreted. The results showed that the identified factors have impact on the performance of the manufacturing workers in the plastic manufacturing industries. The fall in performance of manufacturing workers in plastic industries is due to these cumulative effects of factors. The magnitude of these effects of the combined and interactions on performance are 42.57% ( 0.15), 43.67% ( 0.1) and 43.67% ( 0.05). The effect reduces as confidence interval increases above 90%. The correlation coefficients of the factors to performance are all showing positive linear effects while the regression model coefficients some show negative effects. The models developed in quadratic shape factor are valid in predicting performance and their combined and interactions effects apparently providing information for controlling problems arising in manufacturing workers performance in industries in the South Eastern Nigeria and any other placeThis research work determines the degree of impact of some factors in their combined state and interactions effects on the performance of operatives (manufacturing workers) in manufacturing industries. Factors studied include: motivation, power, safety, maintenance, training, equipment and technology. Eighty-two manufacturing workers drawn from thirteen manufacturing Plastic Companies were used. Data were collected using work measurement technique (time studies) and questionnaire (tests studies). Software is used for the various analyses in the study. The software used was Minitab. Software tools used for various analyses in the study are: statistics, correlation, polynomial regression and response surface regression, while t – value, F- ratio, p – values, effect coefficient and variance of inflation factors (VIF) were used to test the hypotheses.  Results from the various statistical analyses were presented, studied and interpreted. The results showed that the identified factors have impact on the performance of the manufacturing workers in the plastic manufacturing industries. The fall in performance of manufacturing workers in plastic industries is due to these cumulative effects of factors. The magnitude of these effects of the combined and interactions on performance are 42.57% ( 0.15), 43.67% ( 0.1) and 43.67% ( 0.05). The effect reduces as confidence interval increases above 90%. The correlation coefficients of the factors to performance are all showing positive linear effects while the regression model coefficients some show negative effects. The models developed in quadratic shape factor are valid in predicting performance and their combined and interactions effects apparently providing information for controlling problems arising in manufacturing workers performance in industries in the South Eastern Nigeria and any other place

Keywords: Factorial Indices and Regression Models., Industries, Manufacturing Workers, Performance