International Journal of
Educational Administration and Policy Studies

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Educ. Admin. Pol. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6656
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEAPS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 227

Full Length Research Paper

Instructional strategies and students’ academic performance in electrical installation in technical colleges in Akwa Ibom State: Instructional skills for structuring appropriate learning experiences for students

Vincent E. Onweh
  • Vincent E. Onweh
  • Department of Vocational Education, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
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Udeme Timothy Akpan
  • Udeme Timothy Akpan
  • Department of Vocational Education, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
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  •  Received: 30 January 2014
  •  Accepted: 20 May 2014
  •  Published: 30 June 2014


The study investigated the effects of instructional strategies on students’ academic performance in Electrical Installation in Technical Colleges in Akwa Ibom State. Instructional skills are the most specific category of teaching behaviours. A non-equivalent control group quasi experimental design was adopted for the study. Four intact classes from four technical colleges were selected to give a sample size of 231. Electrical installation achievement test (EIAT) was used to generate data for the study. The instrument was validated by three experts in the Faculty of Education, University of Uyo and the reliability coefficient of the instrument was .88. Mean and analysis of covariance were used for data analysis. The findings of the study revealed that there were significant differences between academic performance of students in Electrical Installation taught with discussion and lecture strategies; demonstration and inquiry strategies. It was recommended among others that variety of instructional strategies should be employed to enhance teaching and learning. 
Key words: Instructional strategies, demonstration, inquiry, discovery, skills acquisition..