Analysis Of Students' Performance In Clothing And Textiles In Colleges Of Education In Rivers State, Nigeria
In spite of the importance of Clothing to man as food and shelter, students still find it difficult to cope with Clothing and Textiles education in the tertiary institutions. This study was investigates why there is increase in failure of students in Clothing and Textiles more than foods and Nutrition and Home Management. The main purpose of this study was to examine the factors that are responsible for the poor performance of college of Education students in Clothing and Textiles in Rivers State. The study adopted the ex-post factor descriptive research design. A sample of 120 students was drawn from the target population of 400 students of the two Colleges of Education. A systematic sampling technique was used to select the sample. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data for this study. The data collected was statistically analyzed using the simple mean, standard deviation and t-test. Findings revealed several factors that are responsible for the poor performance of college of Education students in clothing and Textiles. Problems enumerated were lack of enough laboratory equipment, lack of enough qualified and competent lecturers, poor attitude of students towards clothing and Textiles, lack of enough time allocated for practical work and assumption on the part of the students that clothing and Textiles is a difficult course. However some recommendations that will bring about the improvement of students in the academic performance in clothing and Textiles were made. It was recommended that government should standardize the existing laboratories to take care of the population explosion. Teachers should be re-trained regularly through seminars and workshops. Teachers should always give an orientation to the students to erase the notion that clothing and Textiles is a difficult subject.
Keywords: Students performance, Clothing and Textiles
Journal of Technology and Education in Nigeria Vol. 10 (1) 2005: pp. 32-37