NEED FOR SKILL ACQUISITION IN DATABASE MANAGEMENT FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN SOUTH EAST UNIVERSITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA
Chigbu, Baptista Chinyere, Onah, B.I, IbebuifeUgwu and C.A Obi
Department of Educational Foundation, Department of Computer and Robotic Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria, Department of Science Education, Madonna University Okija, Anambra State, Nigeria and Department of Business Education
This study focused on the Need for Skill Acquisition in Database Management for Secondary school Student in South East Colleges of Education for sustainable development in Nigeria. Three research question and three hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The target population for this study was respondents comprising 251 Secondary school students. There was no sampling due to the manageable size of the population. A structured questionnaire was used to elicit the needed information from the Lecturers and Technical Instructors. The data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation to answer the research questions and independent t-test statistic to test the null hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance using SPSS version 20. From the analyses, it was found out that Skill Acquisition in Database Management include data definition language skill, data manipulation language skills and data control language skills among others. It was also found out that, the study also made recommendations such as the establishment of skill acquisition centers in every nook and cranny of the country to make the database management programme accessible to the students, the recruitment of competent and experienced lecturers and instructors to make database management programme more viable and streamline of the skill acquisition in database management programmes effective for the benefits of the unemployed graduates in Nigeria among others.
Keywords: skill acquisition, database management, secondary school, and sustainable development