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Instructional Variables and Students’ Acquisition of Employable Vocational Skills From Technical Colleges in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
This study focused on the impact of teacher quality, teaching methods, and access to training materials on students’ acquisition of employable skills in vocational technical subjects, for self employment in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Three questions and three hypotheses were formulated and tested in the study. The population of the study comprised 240 senior technical II students in the six technical colleges in the state. A random sampling technique was used to obtain a sample size of 120 students for the study. A 28 - item structured questionnaire titled, Students’ Acquisition of Employable Skills Questionnaire (SAESQ) with a four-point rating response options were used for data collection. Mean, Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) and Regressional analysis were used for data analysis. The results indicated significant relationships between teacher quality, teaching methods and students’ acquisition of employable skills. We recommend the provision of modern workshop equipment and employment of qualified and experienced teachers for effective teaching/training of students of vocational and technical education in Akwa Ibom State.