S. O. Osuyi (PhD), Louis Osaigbovo, Abusomwan Sunday Bello


Improving students’ academic performance is a major concern by all stakeholders in education. Many scholars have identified factors responsible for students’ poor performance in examinations and possible remedies. One of the remedies is the use of instructional facilities to teach students in order to enhance academic performance. Therefore, this study is concerned with the effect of utilization of workshop instructional facilities on students’ academic achievement and retention in electrical installation and maintenance works in technical colleges in Edo State. Two specific purposes were determined, two research questions guided the study and two hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The design of the study was quasi experimental of pre-test, post-test non-ramdomized groups. The population of the study was 152 NTC II students offering electrical installation and maintenance works (EIMW) in the four technical colleges in Edo State. Two colleges were purposively selected they have 84 students in their intact classes that were used as experiment (36) and control (48) students respectively. The instrument for data collection was electrical installation and maintenance works achievement test (EIMWAT) which was validated by three experts and had a reliability coefficient of 0.78. The research questions were answered with mean while the hypotheses were tested with Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). It was revealed that students taught EIMW using workshop instruction facilities perform better in the post-test that those taught EIMW without workshop instructional facilities. Also, the findings showed that students taught EIMW with workshop instructional facilities perform better in the retention (second post-test) than those taught without workshop instructional facilities. It was recommended among others that teachers should use workshop instructional facilities to teach students EIMW for improved academic performance.


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