This research was carried out to study the effects of Industrial Training on HND I students, Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri.
The study used a primary data collected by means of mail questionnaire of 15 questions.
A sample size of 206 students out of a population of 425 students
determined by Yamani’s approach was used for this study which was
selected by means of stratified random sampling.
It was noticed from the data analysis that students strongly support
Industrial Training and that the performance of HND I students depend on
the Industrial Training, showing that the positive effects of the
one-year Industrial Training on HND I students are greater than those of
the negative effects.
Conclusively, the research recommended some crucial matters that
demand the attention of the government, the institution and the
1.1 OVERVIEW OF THE STUDY.
It is an indisputable fact that education is a no do without in the
development of a nation’s economy. But a perfect and complete education
is achieved when ones head, heart and hands are trained. Meanwhile among
all these, the most important is the training of the hands because with
that of the head and heart but without the one of hands, one cannot
display. Secondly, it is what the nation needs to develop its economy to
a state of self-reliance, independence on foreign expertise and be
industrialized which is the heart cry of every nation.
But what go on in the tertiary institutions are the training of ht
head and heart. Thus the introductions of industrial training (I.T)
which will help actualize the training of the hands and make the
students competent enough in facing the tasks ahead.
Moreover, industrial training (I.T) participation has become a
necessary pre-condition for the award of diploma in the polytechnic set
1.2 STATEMENT OF PROBLEMS
Not until dissatisfaction and doubt is raised and solution needed, a problem is not said to be recognized.
There has been this wrong motives and lack of interest recognized
among students who are due for one-year industrial training,
consequently upon the like and dislike they have for it. This is due to
the positive and negative effects they have found this I.T to have on
Therefore the emergence of this study- the effects of Industrial
Training (I.T) on HND I students (a finding on whether the positive
effects are greater than the negative effects or otherwise)
1.3 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
In the course of this study, I intend to achieve the following:
1. Find out what the students feel about the one-year industrial training (I.T).
2. Find out whether the positive effects of one-year industrial training are greater than those of its negative.
1.4 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY.
This study will be beneficial to the students, industries, institution, government and society.
If the study shows that the positive effects are greater than the
negative effects, then the students will go for I.T with right motives
thereby being useful to the industries, representing the institution
well (even in future), fulfilling the desire of the government and
meeting the needs of the poor masses (society).
But if otherwise, then it should be looked into whether to scrap it and provide an alternative measure or not.
1.5 SCOPE OF THE STUDY.
For the effectiveness of this study, I have wished to carryout this
research in one department in each of the schools of the institution –
Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri.
That is, the population consists of:
vOne department in School of Industrial and Applied Sciences.
vOne department is School of Engineering Technology.
vOne department in School of Environmental Technology
vOne department in School of Business.
The period considered in the study is 2007/2008 academic session.
1.6 LIMITATION OF THE STUDY
Some weaknesses tried to hinder me form carrying out this study. But with more effort, I was able to do my best.
The difficulties resulted from financial constraints, material
limitation (i.e. unavailability of materials) and lack of time due to
the shortness of the semester and other works on the table.