ASSESSMENT OF student KNOWLEDGE OF AUTOTRONICS SERVICING STRATEGIES IN TECHNICAL COLLEGES
The rapid changes and increased complexity in the automotive industry present new challenges. The mechanics of autotronics include the conglomeration that posed the complexity of autotronics working operations and consequently a challenge to mechanics and auto-electricians, towards troubleshooting finding faults and diagnosing automotive electronic problems.
This is as a result of the industrial revolution in the automobile industry with sophistication in car designs.There has been an explosion in the advances of computer-related technologies in teaching and learning in the classrooms and laboratories.
Modern automated cars are highly computerized and require the knowledge of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to handle the highly sensitive computerized diagnosing devices/equipment for troubleshooting, and analysis. With the advent of ICT equipment, there has been an explosion in the advances of computer-related technologies. The computer is an electronic device that is designed to accept and process information.
There is an immediate need to evaluate the academic training and students' knowledge in autotronics servicing strategies of auto-mechanics students attending technical colleges. Most importantly, close attention needs to be paid to the evaluation of the use of tools in ways that are conducive with cognitive processes of how students effectively learn and acquire knowledge and skills in auto-mechanics technology.
It could be seen as the systematic application of scientific or other organized knowledge to practical tasks. Technology is a complete integrated process for analyzing problems, controlling and evaluating the solution to those problems. Technology includes processes, systems, management and control mechanisms both human and non-human.
Students can acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for gainful employment in various aspects of auto-mechanic technology by taking courses in auto-mechanic technology at technical colleges. These aspects include auto-mechanic technicians, auto-body mechanics, spare parts dealers, wheel balancing/alignment, auto-electricians, and vulcanizers. The increasing and more sophisticated automobile, the more difficult it is to repair or service those exported to developing countries.
Although situational assessments have a tendency to emphasize application of learning, and applications are built on a disciplinary foundation, the success of assessment of content learning will depend on the expertise demonstrated in the design of the applied assessment. The success of integrating the knowledge of autotronics servicing strategies into the students of auto-mechanics in technical colleges depends largely on the skills, knowledge, and competence of teachers.
A waste can be defined as the degree to which actual educational output fails to correspond with the stated educational goals within a given period of time. Brimor and Paul (2001) defined waste in science education as the degree to which actual educational output fails to correspond with the stated educational goals. Nkasiobi and Ejimaji (2010) defined waste in science education as the degree to which actual educational output fails to correspond with the stated educational goals. Inadequate resource allocation which in turn, leads to failure in the attainment of a nation'
According to Onifade (2005), the majority of graduates are not adequately prepared for work, particularly in the industries. He maintained that there is growing concern among industrialists that products of technical institutions do not possess adequate work skills necessary for employment in industries. Nevertheless, it is expected that the knowledge acquired in schools, laboratories, and Field Trips/SIWES to the industries will prepare the students and equip them with the necessary competencies.
ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT KNOWLEDGE OF AUTOTRONICS SERVICING STRATEGIES IN TECHNICAL COLLEGES