A Comparative Study of Undergraduate Chemistry Students’ Performance on Soap Production in North Central Nigeria, Using a Developed Entrepreneurial Skill Training Package.

  • Tabitha Kamji Delmang University of Jos, Nigeria.
  • Esther Mairiga Gimba University of Jos, Nigeria.

Abstract

The study compared federal and state undergraduate chemistry students’ entrepreneurial skills and performance in soap production using a developed entrepreneurial skill training package. It specifically compared the entire undergraduate chemistry students of Federal and State Universities in the North Central region of Nigeria on one hand and the B.Sc and B. Sc(Ed) students on another hand. The objective was to assess the students’ ability to use the developed package successfully to produce soap and to compare their entrepreneurial skills in soap production. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. The non – randomized post – test only quasi experimental design was employed to carry out the study. Two hundred and thirty six (236) students and sixty(60) Chemistry lecturerers were purposively selected for the study. Two instruments – the undergraduate chemistry students’ soap production package (UCSSPP) and chemistry lecturers’ rating scale (CLRS) were developed and used. Data were analyzed using mean(Ϫ) and t – test statistical tools. The results showed a significant difference(P=0.006) between the mean scores of State and Federal University Undergraduate chemistry students who were trained using the developed entrepreneurial skill training package for soap production in favour of the State Universities. There was also a significant difference (P =0.152 ) between the mean scores of the B Sc and B.Sc(Ed) undergraduate chemistry students in both Federal and State Universities trained using entrepreneurial skill training package on soap production. The findings revealed that there was a significant difference between the mean scores of federal and state universities in favour of state universities. With respect to gender of federal universities there was no significant difference in the mean scores of entrepreneurial skills for soap production. It was therefore recommended among others, that chemistry lecturers in both federal and state universities should teach both male and female chemistry entrepreneurially for its economic relevance.

Published
2018-02-08
How to Cite
DELMANG, Tabitha Kamji; GIMBA, Esther Mairiga. A Comparative Study of Undergraduate Chemistry Students’ Performance on Soap Production in North Central Nigeria, Using a Developed Entrepreneurial Skill Training Package.. KIU Journal of Humanities, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2 (A), p. 209-215, feb. 2018. ISSN 2522-2821. Available at: <https://ijhumas.com/ojs/index.php/kiuhums/article/view/201>. Date accessed: 27 jan. 2022.