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Research & Development in Material Science

Adequate Power Supply: A Must for Effective Teaching of Technological Education

  • Open or CloseAdebayo AA and Adeoye OS*

    Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, School of Engineering, Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria

    *Corresponding author:Adeoye OS, Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria

Submission: May 19, 2020;Published: June 02, 2020

DOI: 10.31031/RDMS.2020.13.000818

ISSN : 2576-8840
Volume13 Issue4


Adequate power supply is found to be missing in Nigeria and this has resulted into a continual lack of supply to the populace. Perennially, it has appear as if the problem of power supply is one that cannot be surmounted and government in and out has always budgeted a large sum of money to the sector and the only result that the people sees is lack of power. Any government coming into governance has always made it part of what they plan to do if voted into elected offices but the only thing the people enjoy is lack of power. The driver of any economy is found to be adequate power supply. Dependency on power supply cannot be overemphasized; both human beings and animals largely depend on it for them to perform optimally. Teaching of technological education is one that is almost impossible without adequate power supply. The method used was the collection of data through the administration of questionnaires. Real time measurements of voltage at the selected laboratories were carried out with the aid of multi meters and plots of voltage deviation against time with the aid of Microsoft spread sheets. Also, data showing the period of power supply and outage for a certain period of time in order to verify the adequacy of power supply to the selected area under consideration. This paper takes proffer solutions by the way of use of solar panels, generating sets and uninterruptible power supply to overcome all these challenges.

Keywords: Power supply; Technology; Education; Effective; Teaching; Alternatives

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