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Impediments to Effective Improvisation of Instructional Materials for Teaching Electrical Installation Works In Ebonyi State Technical Colleges (Published)

This study investigated the impediments to effective improvisation of instructional materials for teaching Electrical Installation Works (EIW) in Ebonyi State Technical Colleges. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. Survey research design was adopted for the study with a population of 192. Sampling was not carried out because the population was manageable. Thirty item structured questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. Three experts established the face validity of the instrument while 0.95 was its reliability coefficient obtained through test-re-test method with Pearson Product Moment Correlation to ensure its measures of stability. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions while students t-test statistic was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings revealed thirteen critical impediments resulting from EIW teachers’ characteristics and seventeen critical impediments due to environmental and situation forces surrounding EIW programme implementation. It was then recommended that Ebonyi State Government should ameliorate these impediments urgently to forestall their consequences.

Keywords: Effective, Electrical, Impediment, Improvisation, Installation work, Teaching, Technical College


This study examined the relationship between Job related stressors and instructional role performance of radio communication teachers in Technical Colleges in South-South Nigeria. To achieve this purpose three specific objectives, and three research hypotheses were raised. The population of the study consisted of 30 principals 74 vice principals and 104 Radio Communication teachers in all the 30 Technical Colleges in South-South Nigeria. All the subjects in the population were purposively used for the study. Data collection was done with the use of two instruments called “Job Related Stressors of Radio Communication Teachers Questionnaire (JRSRCTQ) “and Role Performance of Radio Communication Teachers Questionnaire (RPRCTQ)”. The Pearson-Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) statistic was used in testing of hypotheses at .05 alpha level. The instruments were validated by research experts in the faculty of Education University of Uyo. The instruments were subjected to Cron-bach alpha reliability estimate, the result of the analysis yielded a reliability coefficient of 0.85 for JRSRCTQ and 0.82 for RPRCTQ. Based on the findings of this study, it was concluded that the instructional role performance of radio communication teachers in technical colleges in South-South Nigeria was unsatisfactory. It was recommended that the Federal Ministry of Education should provide adequate instructional space in all Technical Colleges to facilitate effective learning and conducive working environment.

Keywords: Performance, Role, South-South, Stressors, Technical College