Welding skills assessment instrument for Nigeria certificate in education in colleges of education in Nigeria
Gishua Garba Adamu, Linus Kwaha Sini
This study developed and validated Welding Skills Assessment Instrument (WSAI) that will improve the assessment of students’ skills in colleges of education in Nigeria. The study employed instrumentation research design. The population of the study was 735 comprising 27 teachers and 708 NCE students in 5 of the Colleges of Education that offer welding and fabrication in north east States. A purposive sampling technique was used to select 3 Colleges of Education for the study. 87 NCE III metalwork students of the 3 Colleges of Education were purposively sample and involved in the trial test of WSAI. The study answered four research questions and tested 2 null hypotheses. The draft WSAI was face and content validated by 7 experts which establish a S-CVI of 0.98 for welding tasks with 84 items along 10 tasks developed from VTE minimum standard for NCE technical. The validated WSAI was then trial tested on the 87 students and WSAI was found to be internally consistent with 0.86 reliability coefficient. An average index of 0.82 for ICC was determined to be rater reliability of WSAI. Based on these results, it was recommended among others that teachers in colleges of education should be encouraged by Government to use WSAI to assess NCE student during teaching and at the semester assessment of their student.
Gishua Garba Adamu, Linus Kwaha Sini. Welding skills assessment instrument for Nigeria certificate in education in colleges of education in Nigeria. International Journal of Educational Research and Development, Volume 1, Issue 2, 2019, Pages 13-20