Failure Factors Quality in Vocational and Technical Education in Nigeria Higher Institutions: The Use of Rasch Model
Olojuolawe Sunday Rufus1, Tunde Ajayi Babatunde Joseph2, Awolumate Emmanuel Olorunfemi3

1Olojuolawe Sunday Rufus*, Technical Education Department, College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, Nigeria.
2Mr. Tunde Ajayi Babatunde Joseph, Fine and Applied Arts department, College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, Nigeria.
3Mr Awolumate Emmanuel Olorunfemi, Emmanuel, Technical Education Department, College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, Nigeria.
Manuscript received on May 03, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on May 19, 2020. | Manuscript published on May 30, 2020. | PP: 186-192 | Volume-4, Issue-9, May 2020. | Retrieval Number: I0884054920/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijmh.I0884.054920
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Abstract: The study is a case study of the student academic performance in vocational and technical education at the College of Education, Ikere Ekiti. The academic performance of students has been abysmally low. This has grossly impacted the students’ enrolment in the departments and the College in general. The paper identifies the major causes of the failures in vocational and technical education courses in the College. The survey research employing exploratory sequential mixed method was used. It involves 12 Participants and 50 respondents. The Nvivo12 software was used to obtain the word cloud. The Rasch Analysis Model was applied to obtain the Person and Item separations, reliabilities and the respondent’s agreement. The hierarchy details the factors in order relativity and difficulty level. Findings shows that both internal and external factors are the main sources of students’ failure.
Keywords: Technical Education, Technopreneur, Graduate, Employability.