A STATISTICAL ANALYSIS ON THE EFFECTS OF INDUSTRIAL TRAINING (I.T) ON HND I STUDENTS.
(A CASE STUDY OF ONE DEPARTMENT IN EACH OF THE SCHOOLS ON FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC NEKEDE OWERRI)
This research was carried out to study the effects of Industrial Training on HND I students, Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri.
The study used a primary data collected by means of mail questionnaire of 15 questions.
A sample size of 206 students out of a population of 425 students determined by Yamani’s approach was used for this study which was selected by means of stratified random sampling.
It was noticed from the data analysis that students strongly support Industrial Training and that the performance of HND I students depend on the Industrial Training, showing that the positive effects of the one-year Industrial Training on HND I students are greater than those of the negative effects.
Conclusively, the research recommended some crucial matters that demand the attention of the government, the institution and the students.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page- - - - - - - - - i
Dedication - - - - - - - - ii
Approval page - - - - - - - - iii
Acknowledgment - - - - - - - iv
Abstract - - - - - - - - - v
Table of Contents - - - - - - -
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Overview Of The Study - - - - -
1.2 Statement Of Problem - - - - -
1.3 Aims And Objective - - - - - -
1.4 Significance Of The Study - - - -
1.5 Scope Of The Study- - - - - -
1.6 Limitation Of The Study - - - - -
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1 Introductions - - - - - - -
2.2. Review of Positive Effects of - - - -
Industrial Training - - - - - -
2.3 Review of the Negative Effects of
Industrial Training - - - - - -
CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.1 Data Collection- - - - - - -
3.2 Method of Sampling- - - - - -
3.3 Method of Data Analysis - - - - -
3.3.1 Multiple Bar Chart and Pie Chart - - -
3.3.2 Chi-Square Test for Independence- - -
3.3.3 Central Tendency- The Mean.- - - -
4.1 Data Presentation and Analysis - - -
4.2 Presentations of Data - - - - -
4.2.1 Implications of Result - - - - -
4.3 Central Tendencies –The Mean. - - -
4.4 Test of Independence - - - - -
4.5 Summary of Result - - - - - -
5.1 Summaries of Findings - - - - -
5.2 Conclusions - - - - - - -
5.3 Recommendations - - - - - - Bibliography - - - - - - -
1.1 OVERVIEW OF THE STUDY.
It is an indisputable fact that education is a no do without in the development of a nation’s economy. But a perfect and complete education is achieved when ones head, heart and hands are trained. Meanwhile among all these, the most important is the training of the hands because with that of the head and heart but without the one of hands, one cannot display. Secondly, it is what the nation needs to develop its economy to a state of self-reliance, independence on foreign expertise and be industrialized which is the heart cry of every nation.
But what go on in the tertiary institutions are the training of ht head and heart. Thus the introductions of industrial training (I.T) which will help actualize the training of the hands and make the students competent enough in facing the tasks ahead.
Moreover, industrial training (I.T) participation has become a necessary pre-condition for the award of diploma in the polytechnic set up.
1.2 STATEMENT OF PROBLEMS
Not until dissatisfaction and doubt is raised and solution needed, a problem is not said to be recognized.
There has been this wrong motives and lack of interest recognized among students who are due for one-year industrial training, consequently upon the like and dislike they have for it. This is due to the positive and negative effects they have found this I.T to have on them.
Therefore the emergence of this study- the effects of Industrial Training (I.T) on HND I students (a finding on whether the positive effects are greater than the negative effects or otherwise)
1.3 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
In the course of this study, I intend to achieve the following:
1. Find out what the students feel about the one-year industrial training (I.T).
2. Find out whether the positive effects of one-year industrial training are greater than those of its negative.
1.4 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY.
This study will be beneficial to the students, industries, institution, government and society.
If the study shows that the positive effects are greater than the negative effects, then the students will go for I.T with right motives thereby being useful to the industries, representing the institution well (even in future), fulfilling the desire of the government and meeting the needs of the poor masses (society).
But if otherwise, then it should be looked into whether to scrap it and provide an alternative measure or not.
1.5 SCOPE OF THE STUDY.
For the effectiveness of this study, I have wished to carryout this research in one department in each of the schools of the institution – Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri.
That is, the population consists of:
vOne department in School of Industrial and Applied Sciences.
vOne department is School of Engineering Technology.
vOne department in School of Environmental Technology
vOne department in School of Business.
The period considered in the study is 2007/2008 academic session.
1.6 LIMITATION OF THE STUDY
Some weaknesses tried to hinder me form carrying out this study. But with more effort, I was able to do my best.
The difficulties resulted from financial constraints, material limitation (i.e. unavailability of materials) and lack of time due to the shortness of the semester and other works on the table.