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A STUDY OF Engineering CAREER PROSPECT AMONG ' ' ,· . . ' . . SECONDARY SCHOOL PUPILS IN KADUNA STATE

Inegbenebor, A.O. (2002) A STUDY OF Engineering CAREER PROSPECT AMONG ' ' ,· . . ' . . SECONDARY SCHOOL PUPILS IN KADUNA STATE. Nigerian Journal of Technical Education.

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Abstract

This study investigate.d students engineering career prospect among secondary school pupils iu Kaduna state by questionnaires and oral interviews. Percentage technique was listed to break down ihe data presentation aud analysis. The reslult shows that 24%, of the total number of respondents are willing to study engineering, 12% of this number are willit1g to study agricultural and mechanical engineering, I 3<i~~ civil; 16%, electrical; 10%, chemical; 20°/o, petroleum, 3%; f(x ceramic and other engineering is 14%. The performances of the pupils in the required subjects for engineering courses in the past ten years, that is, 1991 to· 2000 were also revealed. The: average percentage in English Language and Further Mathematics · is 43.0o/o, Mathe.nw• ics, 40.3°/o; Physics, 39.7%; Chemistry, 54.7%; Agricultural :science, 83.6'%; Technjca1 Drawing, 46.5%; Economic, 76.6<io, Wood and Metal Works, 57 .1l% .. The average percentage of the prospective engineering pupils for the past ten years in Kaduna slate was approximately 6o/o, which is very low. This led to the conclusion that some of tl1e problems responsible for t11is low output are lack or Htcilitics and inadequate teachers in these science subjects in many of these schools. Recommendations on how to improve the low output have been made in the paper

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2015 14:39
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2015 14:39
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/4997

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