A Comparative Study of Training Facilities of Non-Government and Government Technical Vocational Education and Training Colleges of Agriculture in Ethiopia

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Addis Ababa University


This thesis was based on the findings of the research study entitled "Training Facilities of Non government and Government Technical Vocational Education and Training Colleges of Agriculture." The major purpose of the Study was to investigate as to how both types of training colleges possess and utilize training facilities for the proper functioning of the training programs. Accordingly, an attempt was made to carefully examine the objectives that TVET colleges want to achieve, the extent of the adequacy of training faci lities and effectiveness in utilizing the existing facilities and significant similarities and differences between the NGO and Government training colleges. Since most of these studies were focused on the adequacy of training facilities of government colleges, the researcher preferred to undertake a comparative study of NGO and Government Agriculture TVET Colleges in Ethiopia. By doing so, points of the investigations regarding the adequacy and availability of training facilities are of helpful to determine lessons that can be drawn and shared from the findings. This comparative method of study was used to identify the differences and similari ties between two (2) NGO training colleges and four (4) government Agriculture TVET colleges. These sample training colleges were from Harari, Oromia and SNNP regional states on the basis of purposive sampling. The findings indicated that almost both types of colleges had similar major objectives to train the students in their respective colleges. NGO training colleges had better training facilities in terms of quality and quantity in relation to the number of students enrolled in their colleges as compared to that of government Agriculture TVET colleges. However, among the other problems, in both types of colleges, there were no adequate farmlands to demonstrate practical teaching.Besides, both types of colleges lacked relevant and adequate teaching materials as well as up-to-dated reference books in their respective libraries. Therefore, it is recommended that Government Agriculture TVET Colleges either have to fulfill the required amount of training facilities that cope up with the number of trainees enrolled or admit only students that the colleges in general and the training facilities in particular can accommodate before launching the training programs as that of good lessons observed in NGO training colleges



Government Technical Vocational Education