A QUANTITATIVE STUDY OF THE LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND BODY MASS INDEX (BMI) AMONG TERTIARY STUDENTS IN GHANA: A CASE STUDY OF TAKORADI POLYTECHNIC. (Published)
The study utilised cluster sampling to select participants. Body Mass Index (BMI) for each student was calculated and compared with that of the World Health Organization (W.H.O) Body Mass Index classification. Data were analyzed using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). Majority (77.3%) of students did not exercise regularly; those who engaged in moderate activities spent less than the two and a half hours required for good health. Over seventy-seven percent were found to have anomalous weight. The mean BMI was normal (24.7kg/m2) for students who exercised regularly, overweight (25.0 kg/m2) for those who exercised occasionally and pre-obese (26.1 kg/m2) for those who refrained from physical activity. It is recommended that all tertiary students in Ghana master in one or two sporting activities and engage in physical activities, they should also be abreast with the requisite time for each activity to benefit fully from physical activity.
A CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF ADEQUACY OF CONTENTS OF EDE CURRICULUM OF POLYTECHNIC EDUCATION TOWARDS MEETING ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS OF OTM GRADUATES (Published)
This study appraised the adequacy of the contents of EDE curriculum of polytechnic education towards meeting entrepreneurship skills of OTM graduates. The study utilized survey research. Research question was raised for the study. An instrument which consisted of 28 items was administered on 30 respondents who taught EDE courses in the Delta State Polytechnics. The data obtained in the study were analyzed using the mean (x ̅ ) statistics. The results derived from the study revealed that the contents of EDE courses are adequate in scope and coverage towards meeting entrepreneurial skills of the OTM graduates for self-employment and employers of labour. It was recommended that EDE curriculum should be revised and reviewed every five years by practising practitioners in collaboration with industries so as to meet the needs, interests and aspirations OTM graduates and the society