Methodological Needs of Using Mobile Technologies as Tools for Inculcating Green Skills into Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) University Students in Nigeria

Yekinni Sunkanmi Afeez


The major purpose of the study was to investigate the methodological needs of using mobile technologies as tools for inculcating greening skills into Nigerian TVET university students. Three research questions were formulated to guide the study. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. The study was conducted in university of Nigeria Nsukka. The population for the study was one hundred and sixty four (164) 2016/2017 postgraduate admitted TVET students. The population comprised of seventy two (72) PhD and ninety two (92) Master students. One hundred and sixteen (116) postgraduate students were sampled using Taro Yamane statistical formula. Fifty one (51) TVET PhD and sixty five (65) Masters Students were sampled from population using proportional sampling techniques. Structured questionnaire containing eighty two (82) items was designed and used for data collection. The instruments was validated by three experts and their suggestions where implemented. The internal consistency of the instrument was ascertained using Cronbach Alpha method and reliability coefficient obtained for the instrument was 0.76. Mean and standard deviation were used to analyze research questions. The findings of the study revealed that mobile phones, Laptop, E- book readers, Tablet PC, Palmtop, Web pad, iPods touch, mp3/mp4, Smart Phone, USB device, Video Camera and portable media players are used by TVET university students in University of Nigeria. However, the findings of the study also revealed that ability to be involved in continuous green skill development and ability to reduce energy consumption among others are skill needed by Nigerian TVET university students. The findings of the study revealed that allowing students to use mobile device and encourage students to join educative group to enable them learn better among others are Strategies required for inculcating greening skills into Nigeria TVET university students using mobile technologies. It was recommended that necessary effort should be made by stakeholders of education and curriculum development to integrate the greening skills into the curriculum of Nigeria TVET University students.

Keywords: Green Job, Green skills, Technical and Vocational Education and Training, Mobile Technology and Students

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