AUTHOR: GARBA ADO MALAM
DEPARTMENT: VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
AFFILIATION: NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA
The study was undertaken to ascertain how proficient Office Technology and Management students in north-west Nigerian polytechnics consider themselves in the use of office applications. Six research questions and five hypotheses tested at 0.05 level of significance guided the study. Survey research design was used for the study, the population and sample was 231. Instrument for data collection was a 94-item validated questionnaire. The split half method was used in a pilot study to establish the reliability of the instrument and data collected were analyzed with Spearman’s (r) to obtain correlation coefficient values ranging between 0.68 and 0.91. The researcher and three assistants administered the instrument to the population. Data were analyzed with mean and standard deviation to answer the research questions and establish the homogeneity or otherwise of the respondents’ opinions while z-test and ANOVA were used to test the hypotheses. Results showed that the subjects were mostly barely proficient in the five office applications. The researcher, therefore, concludes that the students’ exposure to the applications is grossly inadequate either as a result of inadequacy of competent lecturers, equipment and facilities, period allocation or lack of commitment on the part of the students and will adversely affect their performance in employment. Consequently, it is recommended, among others, that management of the polytechnics should engage adequate number of highly competent lecturers or retrain their existing staff and that OTM students should be re-oriented on the prospects of the program for its effective implementation.
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