CAUSES OF POOR ENROLLMENT OF MALE STUDENT INTO HOME ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT IN TERTIARY INSTITUTION
The study was designed to identify the causes of poor enrollment of male student into home economics department in a tertiary institution (A case study of ESCET Enugu State). the research use random sampling, the population was seven Hundred and forty (740) include lecturer and students to elicit information on poor enrollment of men students into Home Economics Department in tertiary institution, the researchers use five departments, school of business education, school of technical education, school of primary education studies, school of vocational education, school of science education. The questionnaire was used as data collection and it contains 80 items grouped into five section according to the research question. The research questions were formulated and analyzed using mean distribution. The questionnaire was validated by Mrs. Ugwu being our supervisor from the department of home economics education. The principle finding solutions was to study the causes of poor enrolment of male students into home economic department in tertiary institution a case study of ESCET Enugu State. it was studied to encourage male student into home economics to avoid discrimination of course like home economics education. To make the male students and the parents to know the importance of home economics so that there will allow their male children to study home economics in higher institutions.
Background of the Study
Home economics according to Encyclopedia (2008) is a profession and field of study that deals with the profession of economics and management of the home and community. It is a field of study built upon many discipline for the purpose of achieving and maintaining the welfare of the home.
According to (Uzoezie 1990) it is taught in secondary schools and in adult education centers; student include women and men.
According to WikiPedia (2010). Home Economics is a field of formal study including such topics as consumer education. Institution Management interior decoration, Home furnishing, clearing hand crafts, clothing and textiles, nutrition, food preservation, hygiene, child development, money management and family relationship. However sex education and drug awareness might also be cowered along with this topic such as food production.
The home economics programme in Anyakoha and Eluwa (1991) is however divided into four areas
i. Clothing and textiles.
ii. Home management
iii. Food and Nutrition
iv. Child development and care.
Each component is taught in tertiary institutions subjects with the basic concern on Home Economics remains applicable to each of the four programmes.
Home Economics prepares students for home making or professional career or assist in preparing to fulfill real-life responsibilities at home.