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A crtitical assessment of the technical education and training programme in Libya for the national oil industry.

Yuseif, Ibtihal (2010) A crtitical assessment of the technical education and training programme in Libya for the national oil industry. PhD thesis, Edinburgh Napier University.

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Abstract/Description

The development of competent technicians for the oil and gas industries is vital
for a sustainable economy in Libya. One of the major factors that brought about
modernisation in the country is the export of oil and gas. This has allowed Libya
to embark on profound growth and expansion in all sectors, including health and
education. Technical education is one of the most significant components of
Human Resources Development (HRD). Therefore, the government has
embarked on establishing the Technical Education and Training (TET)
programme for preparing and developing technicians to work in the oil and gas
industries. This thesis focuses on an assessment of the TET programme. It is
important to note that to the knowledge of the researcher, there has been no
research conducted to assess TET programme in Libya. Therefore, this study
can be considered as an initial source of information that is aimed to contribute to
the knowledge in this field.
In order to understand the nature of the TET programme and how it is perceived
by the respondents, two research approaches were adopted, namely quantitative
and qualitative. The results suggest that the respondents are positive about
issues relating to the process of the TET programme and the relationship
between the Petroleum Training and Qualifying Institute (PTQI) and the oil and
gas industries in conducting this programme. To establish this, 3 questionnaires
were used to collect data from the teaching staff, students and technicians who
attended the TET programme. Results of the quantitative analysis suggest that
respondents mostly agreed on issues related to the quality of the TET
programme, the curricula, teaching and learning, educational resources and
educational planning and assessment. However, although these results show a
positive perception towards the TET programme, up to 38.5% of the respondents
were negative on issues related to the quality of the TET programme, curricula,
teaching and learning, educational resources and educational planning and
assessment. In addition, results indicated that the managers at the PTQI and oil
industries were working in partnership to organise and manage the TET
programme. These results appear to suggest that although the majority of the
respondents were happy with the TET programme further studies may be
required to understand the effectiveness of the TET programme

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oil; gas; industry; Libya; Technical Education and Training; economic growth; Human Resources Development;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 660 Chemical engineering
Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Item ID: 4283
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2011 12:28
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2011 15:32
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4283

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