Authors: Odesanmi, A., Angulu, H., Saidu, Z.
Journal Article | Publish Date: 09/December/2020
Abstract This Study assessed students’ attitudes towards the learning of building construction trade in government technical colleges in Bauchi state. Four research purposes/questions guided the study. The population of the study comprise of 135 respondents. The instrument used for data collection was a structured questionnaire, which was based on five points Likert rating scale. The instrument used was validated by three experts. Mean and standard deviation were used to analyze the data collected for the study. SPSS version 21 was used to analyze the collected data for the study. The findings of the study among others revealed that: Overcrowded classrooms, method adopted for the teaching of building construction trade, the scientific nature of the trade, as well as the sound from the machines in the workshops affects students’ attitudes negatively towards the learning of building construction trade in the classrooms/workshop. The study further revealed that regular utilization of diagrams, workshop tools/equipment and materials, supervision of students practical at the workshop environment and sensitization of students on their personal safety when carrying out practical task are key strategies to improve students’ attitudes towards the learning of building construction trade in technical colleges. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that government should build adequate classroom blocks for technical colleges. This will help to decongest the overcrowded classrooms for effective teaching and learning. Furthermore, Government should invest in the training and retraining of technical teachers through workshops, seminars, conferences and in-service training. Employ more professional teachers to synergize the existing ones. Key words: Attitude, Building Construction Trade, Assessment
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