International Journal of Science , Engineering and Management (IJSEM)

Monthly Journal for Science , Engineering and Management

Volume2,December 2017,

Topic : Challenges of Human Capacity Development in Colleges of Education in Nigeria: A Study of Federal College of Education (Technical), Potiskum, Yobe State.

Authors:Stephen Aji Yakubu ||

Abstract:This paper attempts to identify and explain the challenges facing teacher capacity building and effective teaching and learning with particular reference to the colleges of education in Nigerian context where the teacher education system is facing unprecedented challenges. The study used a survey design where simple random sampling technique was used to select a sample of 100 lecturers of Federal Colleges of Education (T), Potiskum. The instrument for data collection was a questionnaire titled “Challenges of Human Capacity Development Questionnaire (CHCDQ)”. The instrument was a 4-point Likert scale. Cronbach alpha reliability method was used to ascertain the reliability of the instrument and a reliability coefficient of 0.80 was obtained. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics – means, standard deviations, frequencies and percentages. Results of the study revealed that inadequate funding, corruption/examination malpractice, lack of effective monitoring/supervision of teaching and learning, lack of committed teachers, students’ poor attitude towards learning, inadequate facilities and certificate racketeering was identified as the constraints to human capacity development in colleges of education. Based on these findings, it was recommended among other things that the government should adequately fund colleges of education in Nigeria to enhance quality human capacity building and lecturers should be given adequate incentives to motivate them to be committed to the training of students for quality outputs..

Keywords: Challenges, Human Capacity, Development, colleges of education, Teacher Education.

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DOI: 01.1617/vol4/iss12/pid31602

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