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Town Planning Education A Survey Of Students Entrance Performance And Prospects In Auchi Polytechnic Auchi Nigeria

Journal: International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (Vol.2, No. 8)

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Page : 273-279

Keywords : Keywords Town planning; Education; Mode of entrance; Academic performance; Career choice; Polytechnic; Auchi;

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Abstract Several empirical researches have been carried out to explore factors affecting students choice of career path and academic performance. This paper examined relationship between modes of entrance into planning studies and academic grade performance as well as factors that influenced choice of career in town planning education in Auchi polytechnic. Data were provided by 190 male and 70 female on a cross-sectional survey N260. SPSS was used to analyse data. Statistically significant relationships albeit with inverse implication at .05 level were demonstrated in bivariate analysis between mode of entrance and GPA. The Chi - square test statistics revealed that students academic performance depend on their modes of entrance into the programme X2198.71 p 0.05 with Cramers V 0.62 concluding that the Pre-ND programme did not impact on the quality of planning education. The paper recommended admission policy that permits change of course to town planning studies should be further encourage with adequate orientation and career counseling programmes in the department.

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