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Analysis of Underlying Constraints Affecting the Choice of Building as a Major Course

OGUNDE, Ayodeji and BAMIDELE, Ebenezer and MOSAKU, Timothy and FAGBENLE, Olabosipo.I. and OGUNDE, Adefolake and UGOCHUKWU, Robert and OGUNDE, Abisola and OGUNDE, Olufunke and JOSHUA, Opeyemi (2017) Analysis of Underlying Constraints Affecting the Choice of Building as a Major Course. THE TURKISH ONLINE JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY. 328--335. ISSN 2146 - 7242

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The aim of this study is to analyse the underlying constraints affecting the choice of Building as a major course. The objectives of the paper are to assess the awareness of students on Building as a course in the institution, identify the percentage of students willing to study Building as compared to other related courses, identify constraints of students who chose Building. Secondary and primary data were obtained. Data was obtained by the administration of questionnaire, and interviews of students studying building technology in Covenant University. A sample size of 150 students comprising of students from the 5 levels of the programme partook of the survey. Purposeful sampling technique was used and the data obtained was analyzed using a 5-point Likert scale.. The factors affecting the choice of building in varying degrees include Poor awareness of the course, Inappropriate advice, Method of teaching, Demands of the course, Gender differences, Tuition fees, Basic Technological skills, Learning Environment, Method of teaching, Prospects for students in studying the course. However, majority of the students’ constraint was lack of awareness about the course; therefore it is recommended that proper awareness of Building Technology as a profession should be done via workshops and seminars in secondary schools so as to broaden the view of students about the course even before entering into the higher institution. . Building technology skills acquisition is declining in many institutions in the country, therefore it requires serious attention at national level. The National Institute of building (NIOB), Council of registered builders of Nigeria (CORBON) that have been tasked with a detailed assessment of the construction / building skills shortage should address these inadequacies. Key words: Building Technology, Course, Institution, Profession, University

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Dr. Ayodeji Olubunmi Ogunde
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2018 09:27
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2018 09:27

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