Post date: Feb 26, 2014 8:56:37 AM

1) Curriculum may be define as a harmonized programme designed by professional individuals (curriculum planners) to guide all the learning activities covering the cognitive, affective and the psycho motor domain which takes place within and outside the four walls of the classroom.

2) An individual trained in an area of electronic technology should be able to;

a. Analyze circuits and at least be able to execute a simple project such as constructing a simple D.C power supply or an inverter.

3) Individuals should be exposed to;

i. The use of ammeter to measure the amount of current flowing through a circuit.

ii. The use of a volt meter to measure the amount of voltage flowing through a circuit.

iii. The use of an ohmmeter to measure the amount of resistance offered by component in a circuit.

iv. The uses of soldering iron to make joints fixed or remove components in circuits.

v. The applications of various components.

vi. Circuit analysis and interpretations.

vii. The basic principle of trouble shooting.

viii. The principle of transmission and reception

ix. The use of tools such as tweezers, screw drivers, etc.

x. The use of analog and digital meters.

4) The following among others are some of the challenges affecting the planning of VTE curriculum in Nigeria;

i. Lack of curriculum experts

ii. Policy makers

iii. High low of general education

iv. Gender discrimination in industrial technical education

v. Influence of parents on carrier choice