PROBLEMS OF PRIVATE VOCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN ENUGU URBAN ABSTRACT This study investigated the problem of private vocational
institutions in Enugu urban. The population consisted all students and
private vocational institutions proprietors in Enugu urban the number is
1,800 from this questionnaires uses as the only instrument for data
collections from the analysis of data revealed that problems of finance
maladministration affect the smooth running of private vocational
institutions. LIST OF TABLES Table 1: Table showing the problems of private vocations institutions in Enugu Table 2: Table showing the causes of problem facing private vocational institutions in Enugu Table 3: Table showing whether the problem of private vocational institution affecting students academic performance Table 4: Table showing solution to the problem of private vocational institutions TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER ONE 1.1 Background of study 1.2 Development of business schools Nigeria 1.3 Statement of problem 1.4 Purpose of the study 1.5 Significance of the study 1.6 Research question 1.7 Delimitation 1.8 Assumption 1.9 Delimitation of terms CHAPTER TWO 2.1 Literature review 2.2 Private business schools and qualified teachers 2.3 Problems of private business school 2.4 Funding private school 2.5 Private business schools and the welfare of their staff 2.6 Mobility of staff in private business schools CHAPTER THREE 3.1 Design of the study 3.2 Area of the study 3.3 Population of the study 3.4 Sample and sampling techniques 3.5 Instrument for data collection 3.6 Method of administering and collecting data 3.7 Method of testing the validity and reliability of the research instrument 3.8 Questionnaires CHAPTER FOUR 4.1 Data presentation and analysis 4.2 Research question one 4.3 Research question two 4.4 Research question three 4.5 Research question four CHAPTER FIVE 5.0 Discussion finding summary conclusion and recommendation 5.1 Discussion of findings 5.2 Summary of findings 5.3 Conclusion 5.4 Recommendation 5.5 References CHAPTER ONE DEVELOPMENT OF PRIVATE COMMERCIAL SCHOOLS IN NIGERIA BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Prior to the Nigerian civil war commercial schools existed in all part of Nigeria for the training of youths in secretarial took over the control of education in 1971. Most business schools were merged with secondary grammar schools. Today there is emergent shift in emphasis and orientation towards a more functional approach to secondary education which fulfills the socio economic needs of the nations secondary school are encouraged to introduced the practice of all subject such as typewriting books keeping shorthand, office clerical and secretarial practices accounting and economics. Osual’s (1989) observes that formal school for business training were started by private individuals The comparatively late development of organized business education as compared to public secondary grammar schools in Nigerian can probably be explained by the patter after the British public grammar school which the curriculum is entire of the academic type He further that the rapid economic development which took place in Nigeria during the 1950’s especially in the large population centres promoted the establishment of another type of secondary education which was generally designated the secondary commercial school. Private commercial school can defined as the personal or individual or joint trade or commercial institution that up bring children in both nursery primary, secondary or even commercial schools in the state. However the desire for education knowledge and development of ventures was not left for government alone. It is well known private organization and individuals have played an important role in the development of education in any country this in fact has reduced illiteracy in our society this school constituted the most valid part of educational system most with various name such as commercial institutes school for secretary ship and accounting. They offered course varying from two to five year duration and prepare public for a number of certificates of the royal society of arts for the pitman and other commercial certificates there schools were privately owned and offered course in book-keeping Algebra shorthand typewriting commercial arithmetic and English. Commercial school were usually recommended for primary school graduates who could not gain admission into secondary schools as a result commercial schools were looked upon as a dumping ground for the academically weak student.
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM In Nigeria a lot has been said and written about private business schools. In the same vein eminent schools have accused the owners of these school of egocentric that much attention has not been given to scholar properly and their attention was this topic. Oranwah (1999) identified the problems facing private school as resting squarely on finance and mismanagement the was of the view that proprietors of this schools cannot distinguish between business fund and personal fund some of these critics maintained that the proprietors of these schools are highly avaricious and so materials conscious that the think less of the student interest their welfare and their academic attempted to determined the numbers of vocational institutions in Enugu metropolis
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The main purpose of the study is to determine the problem of private vocational institutions in Enugu state specifically the study seeks to: 1. Determine the various problem affecting the smooth running of private vocational schools in Enugu urban 2. Determine whether their problems affect academic performance of the students 3. Determine whether those problem affect academic performance of the students 4. Recommend solutions to these problem
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY This research work will help parent who will like their schools to appreciate the problems of private vocational institutions. The result of the study will be useful to all parents who would like to educate their word in private vocational institution in Nigerian. Finally the result of this study will be useful for Enugu urban and federal government of Nigeria because it will assists them to build sound policies for running private vocational institutions.
RESEARCH QUESTIONS The following research question were formulated for the study. 1. What problems affect smooth running of private vocational institutions in Enugu urban 2. What are the causes of the problem failing private vocational institutions in Enugu 3. Do the problem of private vocational institutions affect academic performance of the students 4. What solution are necessary to improve the performance of private vocational institutions in Enugu urban
DELIMITATION This study concentrated only on determined the problem of private vocational school in the urban
ASSUMPTION In this study the researcher assumed that lack of finance is one of the problem of private vocational schools in Enugu. It is also assumed that qualified teacher is other problem of private vocational school. Another assumption is that school are badly structured and equipped for a qualitative education. Finally there is ceaseless mobility of staff in privately owned business commercial schools.
DEFINITION OF TERMS The following terms used in the study were explained below 1. Qualified teachers: Qualified teacher are used in this work to mean professional trained and who passes a terminal certificate NCB, BSC HND and other equivalent these teachers have also the request skill to teach like business commercial schools secondary schools is and the likes. 2. Equipment: Equipment in this work means such issues that frigate to environment surrounding workshops science laboratories 3. Private business schools: Private business school are used in this work to means all those schools owned individual or collectively without direct sponsorship by government or any philanthropic organization such school are also funded individually.
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