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Development of a web-based building profession career portal as a guidance information system for secondary school students

Afolabi, A.O. and Ojelabi, Rapheal A. and Amusan, L. M. and Adefarati, Fred (2017) Development of a web-based building profession career portal as a guidance information system for secondary school students. In: Computing Networking and Informatics (ICCNI), 2017 International Conference on, 29-31 Oct. 2017, Lagos, Nigeria.

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Abstract

Career selection is one of many difficult task students are faced with when leaving secondary schools. The lack of information about certain courses make students to shy away from taking up such profession which has adversely affected such professions. One of such profession is the Building profession. The aim of the study was to develop a web-based building profession career portal as a guidance information system for secondary school students with an aim to bring more awareness to the profession of building/building technology. The study utilized the use of a questionnaire and the system design of a web-based career portal. The latter was presented using a block diagram and screen shots of the portal. The web-based career portal was designed using CSS and HTML. The sample size for the study was selected through a convenience sampling technique. A total of 120 secondary school students and 30 of their teachers participated in the study. The data obtained was analyzed using SPSS v.21. Statistical tools of charts and mean scores were used. The study revealed that secondary school students obtain information about their prospective careers mainly through their parents. The study revealed that the significant factors that can affect the career decision of secondary school students in choosing a profession are mainly JAMB scores/WAEC result of the students, Environment & society and Self-interest. The study revealed that secondary school students perceived the Building profession as people that ensure that people are safe while constructing buildings while their teachers perceived the Building profession as people that can detect the possibility of erecting a building. In conclusion, a web-based building profession career portal as a guidance information system for secondary school students was developed. The study recommended that less subscribed professions should find ways to educate secondary school students, teachers and parents. This can be actualized through the use of career web-based portals that have detailed information about the course.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Engineering profession, Buildings, Portals, Sociology, Statistics, Employee welfare
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2018 10:41
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2018 10:41
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10161

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