specialty journal of electronic and computer sciences
Electrical Installation of Buildings Skills Acquired by Graduates of Electrical Engineering Programme of Polytechnics in Bauchi and Yobe States, Nigeria
Mallam El-Jajah Garba
This study determined the electrical installation skills acquired by graduates of Electrical Engineering Technology Programme of Polytechnics in Bauchi and Yobe States. One research question and one null hypothesis guided the study. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. The population for the study comprised of seventy five (75) diploma graduates of electrical engineering programme from Polytechnics in Bauchi and Yobe States and thirty two (32) workplace-based supervisors. The instrument used for data collection was a structured questionnaire titled ‘National Diploma Electrical Engineering Graduates Skills Acquired Questionnaire (NDEEGSAQ). The instrument was validated by three lecturers in the Department of Electrical Technology Education and later trial-tested on holders of National Diploma in Electrical Engineering currently in the employment of Yola Electricity Distribution Company and Adamawa State Water Board. Cronbach Alpha formula was used to determine the reliability index of the instrument which yielded 0.74. Data obtained was analysed using SPSS. Mean and standard deviation were used for answering the research question while z–test was used to test the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. Findings of the study revealed that graduates of Electrical Engineering Programme of Polytechnics moderately acquired skills in electrical installation. It was recommended among others that there should be emphasis on on-the-job training in order to improve the skills of the graduates for overall productivity.