FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR POOR PERFORMANCE OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENT IN VOCATIONAL STUDIES
This study was undertaken to elicit the secondary school students poor performance in vocational studies and to ascertain the factor which trend to dissuade them from choosing vocational studies as a career.
The population was drawn from junior secondary school (JSS III) and senior secondary school (JJ S I) students or 4 randomly selected secondary school in Ikere Local Government Area of Ekiti state. The main research instrument was a questionnaire. So of these were administered/distributed to pupils and 40 properly completed copies were analyzed, research were based on percentage weighting of various factors as suggested in the questionnaire.
The finding from the study shows that there will be significant difference in the attitude of male and female student towards vocational studies.
The study also makes some recommendation, as the students differ in nature, guidance and counselor should be sent to various schools to assist the student that will help them in the future in their career choice.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page i
Table of content vii-ix
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
Background of the study
Statement of the problem
Purpose of the study
Scope of the study
Definition of terms
Limitation of the study
Analysis of data
Interpretation of data
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The major defect in Nigeria education system in the past was the low-priority to vocational studies. As in most former colonies, education in Nigeria was conceived largely as purely literally education. The educational policy then was mainly based on the 3RS i.e. reading, writing, and arithmetic which was aimed at teaching people how to read the bible and do some clerical works etc. while the vocational aspect was left totally neglected.
Apart from this general neglect and inadequate consideration for vocational studies, there have been a general misconception of the public about vocational and this educational in general.
A great number of Nigerian citizens have developed the wrong nation of the nature and purpose of vocational studies and trade centers have been misclassified as institution for disillusioned school leaves and dropouts from the junior and senior secondary schools.
The national policy on education (1981) has given a new face of hope to vocational studies as that aspect of education, which leads to the acquisition of practical and applied skill as well as basic scientific knowledge.
Osuala (1982) defined vocational studies as a systematic learning experience designed to put individual for gainful employment in recognized occupations as simi skilled worker technicians or sub professional.
Vocational studies can also be said to be an education designed to develop skill abilities, understanding attitudes, work habit and appreciation encompassing knowledge and information needed. It is an integral part of the total education programmed towards the development of good citizens developing their physical, mental, social, cultured and economic competencies.
In pursuance of this objective the government of the federal republic of Nigeria in investing a lot of money on purchasing of vocational equipment.
Establishment of vocational studies centers and skill acquisition homes with this new orientation., there is the need to find out the factors responsible for poor performance of student in vocational studies, the present attitude of Nigerian youths toward vocational studies which has been tagged the cornerstone of our technological development particularly during this period of economic instability and depression.
In pursuance of this study, the following questions shall be answered.
- What are the factors responsible for poor performance of secondary school student in vocational studies
- To find out the reactions of secondary school student to vocational studies.
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