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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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