Volume 5, Issue 2, December 2019, Page: 48-52
School Production Unit and Consultancy Services: Many-sided Beneficial Requirement Overly Neglected in TVET Institutions
Daniel Uchenna Chukwu, Department of Industrial Technical Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
Hyginus Osita Omeje, Department of Industrial Technical Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
Patrick Sunday Oyaimare Uddin, Department of Vocational and Technical Education, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria
Anayo Alagba Okepka, Directorate of Force Education, Nigeria Police College, Owerri, Nigeria
Received: Sep. 5, 2019;       Accepted: Sep. 25, 2019;       Published: Oct. 17, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijvetr.20190502.12      View  70      Downloads  21
Abstract
This paper focuses on school production unit/consultancy services with special reference to its many-sided beneficial requirement that is overly neglected in TVET institutions. The study adopted survey research design. Questionnaires were used to seek opinions of TVET technical college teachers and lecturers in tertiary TVET institutions on functional TVET school production units/consultancy services and the challenges hindering the establishment. The functional production units/consultancy services in TVET institutions in the study include poultry farms, fishery, clothing and textile, catering craft practices, data processing, among others. Contrarily, feed production, salesmanship, cosmetology, leather goods manufacturing and repair, GSM maintenance and repair were not functional at all in all the institutions surveyed. Challenges found to hinder school production/consultancy services of TVET institutions were: lack of organizational vision for productivity (3.39±0.63), poor perception of school production units/consultancy services (3.36±0.65), lack of manpower to drive the establishment (3.24±0.66) and perceived problems of integrating industries in TVET programmes (2.96±0.94). The study concludes therefore, that the benefits of school production units/consultancy services in TVET institutions are enormous, making it a fundamental requirement that should not be neglected. Thus, overcoming the challenges hindering the establishment of school production units/consultancy services will reflect in the quality of graduates turned out into the society and would eventually minimize to the barest minimum the need to retrain TVET graduates by employers.
Keywords
TVET, Pedagogical Profession, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Dual System
To cite this article
Daniel Uchenna Chukwu, Hyginus Osita Omeje, Patrick Sunday Oyaimare Uddin, Anayo Alagba Okepka, School Production Unit and Consultancy Services: Many-sided Beneficial Requirement Overly Neglected in TVET Institutions, International Journal of Vocational Education and Training Research. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2019, pp. 48-52. doi: 10.11648/j.ijvetr.20190502.12
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