Factors Affecting Perception and Attitude of Maasai Community Towards Vocational Education Training Enrollment in Monduli District

Mbughuni, Abraham Richard (2017) Factors Affecting Perception and Attitude of Maasai Community Towards Vocational Education Training Enrollment in Monduli District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study was intended to analyze the factors affecting perception and attitude of Maasai community towards vocational education training enrollment in Monduli district. The worldwide trend of education and specifically in Tanzania’s is towards Vocational Education Training (VET) which emphasizes on practical training that is ‘hands – on’ instead of theoretical studies. The raise of students in vocational education from diverse population in Tanzania provide a relevance on the significance of this education to the community but the enrolment of maasai youth in this education is very little measure up to other areas in Tanzania. This study employed quantitative descriptive cross sectional designs. It has been selected to be used in this study because it is inexpensive method, efficient to use, with greater chance of generalization, and could be used to study entire populations or a representative sample. Data was analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 20 programs, frequency distributions and pie chart based on objectives. The study findings revealed that there is a possibility to make a great increase of VET enrollment through Workshop and seminars to maasai community which is supported by 53 %( 100). The study concluded that in the process of enrolment it is possible to accommodate and have many youth from Maasai community enrolled with VET, however VET is more challenging due to cultural context, and girls are considered as a source of wealth of cattle they can bring in as bride price. The study recommended that vocational skill trainings should start in early stage especially primary schools encouraged so that even after primary education, youth are able to maintain themselves in the future and develop their awareness and expertise when enrolled to VET.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2018 06:05
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2018 06:05
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2138

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