Assessment of Girls’ Admission in Mechanical Trade in Vocational Colleges in Tanzania, A Case Study of Kilimanjaro Region

Makyao, Joyce Invocavit (2017) Assessment of Girls’ Admission in Mechanical Trade in Vocational Colleges in Tanzania, A Case Study of Kilimanjaro Region. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study assessed the admission of girls in mechanical trade in Vocational colleges in Tanzania, the case study of Kilimanjaro region. The objectives of the study were, to investigate the social factors which affect the admission of girls in mechanical trade in vocational colleges in Tanzania, to investigate the contribution of parents in admission of girls in mechanical trade in vocational colleges in Tanzania, to assess the contribution of vocational education and training policy on admission of girls in mechanical trade in vocational colleges in Tanzania,and finally to investigate the strategies of admitting more girls in mechanical trade in vocational colleges in Tanzania. The study employed mixed approach in data collection. The sample consisted of 72 respondents who were, 1 Regional Director, 4 Principals, 2 Registrars, 6 Heads of mechanical trade, 3 female teachers, 10 parents and 46 students. The study employed simple random sampling technique to collect data for students, purposive sampling for principals, registrars, heads of mechanical trade and female teachers and clustered sampling for parents. The study employed interview guide, open and close questionnaires, and focus group discussion guide as instruments for data collection. The findings of the study revealed Employment challenges for female, andlack of confidence, gender stereotype, fear of muscular activities, Unfavorable Working Environment and fear of injury as social factors, which affect the admission of the girls in mechanical trade. However the study revealed poor contribution of the parents towards the admission of girls in mechanical trade, the failure of vocational education and training policy to address the admission of girls in mechanical trade. The study suggested the strategies to increase more girls in mechanical trade, which were education, career counseling, amendment of thevocational education and training policy and independence. Finally the study recommended the area for further study to be “Assessmentof mechanical trade invocational colleges in Tanzania”

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2018 06:54
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2018 06:54
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1921

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