OKO, BLESSING ELE BSU/VTE/M.SC/12/3737

Post date: Mar 31, 2014 3:29:25 PM

OKO, BLESSING ELE

BSU/VTE/M.SC/12/3737

ANSWERS TO GROUP A PAPER QUESTIONS

ANSWER TO QUESTION 1

Curriculum can be defined as the document kept by the school containing the content to be taught to learners, the course of study that contains the content i.e. what is to be taught and the entire program of study and activities supervised by the school

ANSWER TO QUESTION 2

Individual trained as an electrical technologist should be able to

Ø Maintain and repair electrical machines i.e. generators and motors

Ø Carry out electrical installation in buildings

Ø Meet the manpower need of the society when it has to do with electricity

Ø be knowledgeable of ICT

Ø be abreast with current knowledge, skills and attitudes to cope with electrical technology advancement

Ø generate, transmit and distribute electricity

Ø know the concepts of electricity

Ø have idea of the basic concepts of electronics components

Ø rectify any electrical fault

Ø maintain and repair any electrical appliances

Ø be self-employ

Ø use electrical measuring instrument effectively

Ø maintain, repair and produce a transformer

Ø be able to inculcate the knowledge to others

These are to mention but a few

ANSWER TO QUESTION NUMBER 3

Individuals trained as an electrical technologist, should be exposed to the following in order to do the above things

v electrical machine (generator and motor) parts and how they function i.e. practical not theory alone

v electrical installation practical

v be expose to ICT and how they are used in getting information and trouble shooting

v electrical generating stations

v transmission and distribution of electricity

v identification of electrical faults and finding lasting solution to them

v taught the concept of electricity

v how electrical measuring instruments are used

v winding of transformer and any electrical machine

v how these skills are inculcated

These are some of the experiences they should be exposed to

ANSER TO QUESTION NUMBER 4

The challenges affecting curriculum planning in vocational and technical education are

Ø lack of finance to call for curriculum planning

Ø problem of determining which goals to for the school from the societies myriads of goals

Ø corruption on the part of those that are at the helm of affair of vocational and technical education

Ø shortfall in the number of specialist in the field of vocational and technical education

Ø the problem of gender equality also affect curriculum planning in vocational and technical education.