Title: Factors Impacting to Tvet Engineering Students’ High Dropout During Remote Teaching and Learning
Stream: Higher Education
Presentation Type: Live-Stream Presentation
Pitikoe Chiloane Glory Moroesi, Tswhane University of Technology, South Africa
TVET Colleges have been identified as institutions that can improve unemployment by providing the youth with skills, knowledge and attitudes that are relevant for employment in the labour market. However, research has indicated that TVET students globally and particularly South African TVET college students have battled in class, even with the lecturer physically present in the class. TVET students’ dropout rate is a concern, as pass rates over the last period have shown a slow improvement in the National Certificates Vocational(NCV) and Report 191/ National Accredited Technical Education Diploma (NATED) assessments. This study examined the factors impacting to TVET engineering students’ high dropout during remote teaching and learning. The quantitative approach was used and a close-ended survey questionnaire was used to collect data from the 141 engineering students. The collected data was analysed using the SPSS software package. The findings indicated that technology experience, lack of technology resources, network connectivity, learning from home and social isolation caused students to dropout. Furthermore, limited learning facilities, death due to Covid-19 at home contributed negatively on their assessments and that lead to high dropout rate. The recommendations indicated that the management of the college needs to develop their lecturers with technological skills and knowledge and support students.
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