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Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol.2, No.1, Jan. 2016, Pub. Date: Feb. 24, 2016
Strategies for Improving Partnership Between Universities of Technology and Manufacturing Industries for National Development
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[01] M. U. Cyril, Department of Technology Education, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Nigeria.
Provision and the utilization of manpower needs is paramount to economic development of Nigeria. These needs called for partnership that will bring mutual benefits between the universities of technology and the manufacturing industries in developing and sustaining manpower needs. This study provided strategies for the universities of technology and the manufacturing industries to partner in order to developed and sustained industrial work force in the 21st century. The study was a survey and was conducted in the 6 geopolitical zones of Nigeria. Two universities of technology and the manufacturing industries were purposively selected in these zones. The population of the study was 650. The sample of the study comprises of 240 university of technology lecturers and 50 supervisors of the manufacturing industries across the 6 geopolitical zones. The instrument of the study was a structured questionnaire designed by the researcher and was faced validated by 3 experts in the department of technology education, ATBU Bauchi; FUT Minna and MAUTECH Yola. Three research questions were raised and two null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions, while Z-test was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The results of the study revealed that there are skills mismatch by the graduates of universities of technology and those required by manufacturing industries. The study also revealed that there is no significant difference between the mean responses of Universities of Technology lecturers and supervisors of manufacturing industries on the skills mismatch. The study concluded by making recommendations that includes manufacturing industries should share their long time and short time goals with the universities and vice versa among others.
Strategies, Improving, Partnership
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