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Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS)


Article Title: Mechanisms for Improving the Provision of Facilities for Wood Workshops in Colleges of Education in the North Central Zone of Nigeria
by Robert Ogbanje Okwori

The study was designed to determine the mechanisms for improving the provision of facilities for wood workshops in colleges of Education in the North central zone of Nigeria. Three research questions were postulated to guide the study. A descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. A structured questionnaire was used to gather data from the population of seventy one respondents that were within the zone. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions while t-test statistics was used to test the hypotheses at the 0.05level of significance. Kuder Richardson k - R 21 formula was used to determine the reliability of the instrument. The reliability coefficient of the instrument was found to be 0.84.The major findings of the study were: Involving Technical Education Students Association in constructing woodwork benches for practical and money generated through sales of items produced by the department be used for purchase of consumable materials for practical. Involve Parents that are technical workers in the construction of wood workshops. Recommendations were made based on the findings of the study which include internally generated revenue of the department should be used for providing consumable materials for students' practical pending the subvention from the government. Administrators of Colleges of Education should utilize these mechanisms for providing facilities for wood workshops instead of relying on government subvention alone.
Keywords: consumable, equipment, facility, mechanism, woodwork, technical education
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ISSN: 2141-7016

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