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An appraisal of undergraduate curriculum of technical education in Nigerian universities: implications for higher education management

SI Akinseinde


The purpose of this study was to appraise the curriculum of technical teacher education in terms of its compatibility to the goals of the programme. A sample of three Universities offering technical teacher programme was used for the study. Components of the technical teacher education curriculum in each institution were analysed and categorised in terms of the course units in technical specialty, general education, general studies, science and mathematics. The results indicate that the curricula were above the minimum standard and the students' work load for graduation is high. Analyses revealed substantial technical and education components. These results have implications for addressing quality control and management in technical teacher education.

Makerere Journal of Higher Education Vol. 1, 2004: 52-61

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