Factors Influencing Student’s Enrolment in Vocational Technical Education Post-Graduate Programs in Rivers and Bayelsa State Tertiary Institutions (Published)
The study looked at Factors Influencing Students Enrolment in Vocational Technical Education Post-Graduate Programme in Rivers and Bayelsa State Tertiary Institutions. Two research questions and one hypothesis was used in the study. The researchers used simple survey research design. The population consists of a total of 149 students in post-graduate program in technical education in Rivers and Bayelsa State tertiary institutions. The researchers developed an instrument titled students response on financial constraints and perception of vocational technical education (SRFPT). SRFPT item was subjected to face validation by two experts in the department of vocational technical education in Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka. The instrument reliability was calculated to be 0.87 using Cronbach Alpha. Data obtained from research questions were analyzed using mean and standard deviation for research questions and Z-test for hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. Response from table 1 showed that item 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 were all accepted to the various questions. This shows that finance is a major factor influencing the enrolment of students in vocational technical education program. Result from table 2 reveals that item 1, 3 and 4 were rejected to the various questions. While item 2 and 5 were accepted. This shows that technical education teachers do not have low prospect, jobs are not limited to classroom only and they earn better. Also, it was observed that vocational technical education lecturers are leaving below standard as compared to their job input. In addition, the findings from the hypothesis showed that z-calculated value of 10.10 was higher than z-critical value of 1.960 at 0.05 level of significance with 149 degree of freedom. This implies that there is significant difference on how finance affects students’ enrolment in post-graduate programme in Rivers and Bayelsa State tertiary institutions and how students value vocational technical training program in labour market. Among all, it was recommended that Government should create a financial scheme to subsidize tuition fee and research programs among post-graduate students in vocational technical education program.
The Effectiveness of the Training Programs on Employees performance: An empirical study at private sector companies in Saudi Arabia (Published)
Human resource is the lynchpin of any organization; either non-profit or profit oriented. Without people, an organization cannot exist. Attention on the people and the meeting of their needs is important to achieve corporate objectives.In this rapidly changing world, the management and achievement of employee’s performance is gradually become more challenging and multi-tasking in an organization. There are continuous efforts and strategies lying down by many organizations to accomplish their objectives and also achievements of excellence by gaining competitive advantage. On the other hand employees are required to be creative, competent, innovative, flexible, and trained enough to handle the information effectively. Performance of employees is affected by different factors at work place. Job performance assesses whether a person performs a job well. Employee performance indicates the effectiveness of employee’s specific actions that contribute to attain organizational goals.This study aim to investigate the effectiveness of the training programs on employee’s performance at Saudi Arabia’s private sector. The study is an analytical study in order to find out the effectiveness of the training programs on employee performance. The researcher designed and distributed 250 questionnaire forms where he retrieved 230 forms and excluded 30 forms due to the lack of information which means overall sample is 200. The result indicated that all the variables are positively correlated to each other also the total average value for domain reality of training was 3.47 which fall in the range of Likert scale between (3.41- 4.20), which also reflect the respondents agree with private sector companies provide effective training programs matching up with their expectations however there are some respondents disagreed about the comprehensiveness of training material and trainer motivate their trainees.The total average value for domain role of training programs for improving the employee’s performance