Effective Students’ Involvement in Public Relations: a Strategy for Improving Enrolment into Technical Teacher Education Programme in Nigeria

Abstract:

The study was undertaken to determine the strategies for improving enrolment into technical teacher education programme in Nigeria through students’ involvement in school public relations activities. Two reserach questions were formulated and one null hypothesis tested at 0.05 percent level of significance. Questionaire was the instrument used in data collection, while Mean and t- test statistics were used for data analysis. Results showed that the following strategies among others were identfied for improving enrolment in technical teacher education through students involvement in public relations: integrating public relations in school curriculum; proper funding of the scheme and engaging students regularly in exhibitions and job fairs. Consequently, it was recommended among other things that well coordinated and funded public relations units with well defined responsibilities of students be established in technical teacher institutions in Nigeria.