Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 1(3), pp. 255 - 261
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2013.010316
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Skills Acquisition in Plantain Flour Processing Enterprises: A Validation of Training Modules for Senior Secondary Schools


Nsikak-Abasi Udofia1,*, Bernard S. Nlebem2
1 Department of Educational Foundations, Guidance and Counselling, University of Uyo, P.M.B. 1017, Uyo, Nigeria
2 College of Education, Afaha Nsit, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT

This study was to validate training modules that can help provide requisite skills for Senior Secondary school students in plantain flour processing enterprises for self-employment and to enable them pass their examination. The study covered Rivers State. Purposive sampling technique was used to select a sample size of 205. Two sets of structured Questionnaires, divided into ten sections (A-J) were used for data collection. Data were analysed using mean for research questions and the hypotheses were tested using Analysis of variance (ANOVA) at 0.05 level of significance. The questionnaire was face-validated by five experts, and the reliability was tested using Cronbach’s alpha reliability estimate to determine the internal consistency of the questionnaire this yielded a reliability coefficient r of 0.977. The findings revealed that the modules packaged for skills acquisition in plantain flour enterprise were all needed. The ANOVA results reveals no significant difference in the mean rating of the respondents (teachers of home economics, extensions agents and IITA staff) regarding the training modules packaged for student for skills acquisition in plantain flour processing was significant. The researchers recommended that the package should be used in the training of senior secondary student, inter alia.

KEYWORDS
Vocational Education, Skills Acquisition, Plantain flour Processing, Training Modules, Entrepreneurship Education

Cite this paper
Nsikak-Abasi Udofia , Bernard S. Nlebem . "Skills Acquisition in Plantain Flour Processing Enterprises: A Validation of Training Modules for Senior Secondary Schools." Universal Journal of Educational Research 1.3 (2013) 255 - 261. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2013.010316.