International Journal of Research <div>International Journal of Research (IJR) with ISSN 2348-6848 (Online) and 2348-795X (Print) is an international peer reviewed, internationally refereed, online, open-access journal published monthly. International Journal of Research (IJR) represents a revolution in scholarly journal publishing platform. A pioneering effort in liberal, open access publishing with fast and high quality peer review that brings journal publishing to the doorstep of every researcher and student. We believe that quality information should be free and accessible universally in this day and age. The ideology of an open-access journal is in being free for all and IJR will be free for all to read and share.</div> <div>Send papers to <strong></strong></div> <div><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong> <div id="homepageImage"><img src="" alt="Journal Homepage Image" width="158" height="106" /></div> <strong><strong><br /></strong></strong> <div id="additionalHomeContent"> <p>IJR takes special care to publish your research paper/article without any delay. Our journal aims to bring out the latent research talent and the professional work done by Scientists, Engineers, Architects, Planners, Practitioners, Administrators, Scholars, Graduate and Post Graduate students across all fields. This journal welcomes the submission of your research papers that meet our submission guidelines and the general criteria of significance and excellence in the field of Engineering, Science and Humanities. Submitted articles are peer reviewed by our panel of experts from various fields. All submitted papers are double-checked for plagiarized content. Please note that all submissions need to be previously unpublished.</p> </div> </div> Edupedia Publications Pvt Ltd en-US International Journal of Research 2348-795X Development and Validation of Practical Skills Rating Instruments for Technical College Students in Nigeria <p><em>This study was designed specifically with the major purpose of developing and validating an instrument for rating students’ practical skill performance in trades in technical colleges. The study answered five research questions and tested two hypotheses. Practical skills from the National Technical Certificate (NTC) curriculum were identified for which test items were generated. The population for the study comprises 276 teachers in technical colleges. Mean, Grand Mean, Standard Deviation, Cronbach Alpha, ANOVA and Scheffe‘s Multiple Range test were employed for analysis of data. Results of the data analysis showed that twenty two items of the developed practical skill rating instrument were adjudged suitable to be used for assessing students practical skill performance in technical colleges. The instrument was satisfactorily valid as it possessed a high content and face validity. The reliability of the whole instrument was found to be 0.89 and adjudged reliable. Recommendations were made.</em></p> Dr. M.C Nwabudike N. Idika Dr. J.A Olisa Copyright (c) 2023 2023-06-01 2023-06-01 10 6 1 24