Students’ Perception of Ceramics Education in Nigeria Tertiary Institutions
An investigation was conducted into the problems militating against students’ enrolment in ceramics education at tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The design of the study was a descriptive survey. The target population of the study was 8234 (eight thousand, two hundred and thirty four) students of four faculties in Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra state. These faculties were: Arts, Engineering, Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Education. The sample was obtained using stratified random sampling technique to select 10% of each stratum (male and female students) which was 823 (eight hundred and twenty three) in all. The instrument for data collection was questionnaires. The data was analyzed using mean score, standard deviation and t-test statistics for the three research questions and one hypothesis posed for the study. The result of the tested hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance disclosed that there is no significant difference between the mean ratings of male and female students on their general opinion about ceramic education in Nigeria. The findings of the study showed that more than 80% (eighty percent) of students were of the opinion that ceramics education cannot guarantee a job opportunity for them after graduation.