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Economic significance of clothing and textiles education in tertiary institutions for sustainable development in Nigeria.

Chinwe, Obunadike Joy

Abstract:
This study investigated the economic significance of clothing and textile in tertiary institutions for sustainable development in Nigeria. Two research questions were addressed using ex-post facto design. Data were collected from 743 respondents comprising of both students and teachers of vocational educational institutions who are engaged in the teaching and learning of clothing and textile in the Four Tertiary Institutions. The questionnaire was titled Economic Significance of Clothing and Textile Education Questionnaire (ESCTQ). The selection was done by stratified random sampling. The research questions were analyzed, using the arithmetic mean on a four point Likert Scale. The results indicate that the provision of another source of government revenue, apart from oil, is advocated by students, while the Provision of Research facilities in tying and dying practices of clothing and textiles are chosen by teachers as areas of clothing and textile with the greatest economic significance. The highest constraint to clothing and textile education is lack of adequate infrastructure and equipment in tertiary institutions. It is recommended that 'Government should subsidize the factors of production and provide more scholarship schemes for the learning of clothing and textiles.

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Title of Paper: Economic significance of clothing and textiles education in tertiary institutions for sustainable development in Nigeria.
Conference Name: KIU-HERPNET International Conference on Research in African Higher Education for Sustainable Development.
Conference Date: 2009-08-20
Published as Proceedings: no


Date:2009
Document Type:Conference Paper (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Contributory Studies and Research Approaches
Country:Nigeria
Keywords:Clothing and Textiles, Industry and Higher Education, Innovation and Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Nigeria, Tertiary Institutions, Economic Development, Training


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Date Added:21 October 2009


Chinwe, Obunadike Joy (2009). Economic significance of clothing and textiles education in tertiary institutions for sustainable development in Nigeria. Paper presented at the KIU-HERPNET International Conference on Research in Higher Education for Sustainable Development, Kampala