ERIC Number: ED234003
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of Government Pilot Junior Secondary Schools Project in Plateau State--Nigeria. African Studies in Curriculum & Evaluation No. 56.
Dashe, John Datoegoem
An evaluation was made of two Nigerian pilot junior secondary schools, established in accordance with the directions of the National Policy on Education, which advocated that pre-technical/vocational subjects be given equal weight with academic studies. It was felt that such policy would make education functional and relevant to the Nigerian situation, and produce an adequate number of technicians required for industrial and economic growth. Data were collected at the two schools by means of observation and questionnaires submitted to 240 students, all of the teaching staff, and 20 public officers from the two areas where the schools are located. Findings revealed that the laboratories/workshops were not well equipped to implement the new program, which greatly emphasized technical/vocational subjects. Except for certain subjects, it was found that the two schools were adequately staffed with qualified teachers, and that career guidance and counseling services were provided in both schools. It appeared that students showed considerable interest in the subjects. Recommendations were made for improving the implementation of increased technical education at this level of schooling. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Kenya Inst. of Education, Nairobi.; Nairobi Univ. (Kenya).; German Agency for Technical Co-Operation, Nairobi (Kenya).; African Curriculum Organisation.
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